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Tempting 'Uzi': How Mossad Tried to Recruit Egyptian President's Closest Confidante

Declassified only weeks ago, secret Israeli intelligence and diplomatic files lay out an elaborate global operation to turn Egyptian President Nasser’s key adviser, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal. His Mossad code name? "Uzi"

Amir Oren
Amir Oren
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Amir Oren
Amir Oren

It seems unlikely, but Israeli popular culture is resurrecting the memory of an Egyptian journalist who was one of Israel’s most die-hard opponents. Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the best-known Middle Eastern journalist of the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, is a key protagonist in a new movie, "Image of Victory," set in the 1948 war.

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