Intel Bonanza: The Other Egyptian Spy That Saved Israel in 1973

A former Mossad agent recounts the actions of Agent “Fix” in Egypt — and reveals how Israel was able to call the Soviet Union’s bluff, but not act on it in the Yom Kippur War

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On October 13, 47 years ago, an Egyptian spy transmitted the “golden report” that enabled the Israel Defense Forces to repulse a major Egyptian attack in Sinai and to prevent Israel’s defeat in the Yom Kippur War. The spy was an officer in the Egyptian army who several years earlier, after the Six-Day War, agreed to work for Israeli intelligence after arriving in Israel under circumstances that cannot be publicized.

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