Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18th 1965: A Great Loss

On May 18th 1965 Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy in Syria was assassinated. Eli Cohen's contributions to Israeli intelligence is probably unparalleled in history for any nation. Captured just days before being considered for Syrian Deputy Minister of Defense, Cohen provided Israel with detailed security maps of Syrian importance. This and other things that Cohen achieved contributed tremendously to Israel's sweeping victory over Syria in the Six Day War just two years later. Eli was caught after he sent a cable out at a time when apparently none were to be transmitted for testing of some sort. Cohen Be'ezrat Hashem achieved unthinkable ranks in the Syrian government -as an Israeli- and sacrificed his life for the people of Israel. Yehi Zichro Baruch. (Source: Life Magazine - July 9th, 1971)

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