This Day in Jewish History 1965: A Humiliated Syria Hangs Israeli Spy Eli Cohen

Cohen had penetrated the highest echelons of the Syrian command and suspected they were hunting for a mole. But he went back one more time.

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On May 18, 1965, Eli Cohen, the Israeli intelligence agent who succeeded in penetrating the highest levels of Syria’s political and military elite before being arrested and convicted of espionage, was executed...