Cohen, Eli

(1924–65)
   Israel espionage agent. Cohen grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, and was active in a Zionist youth movement. He studied engineering at Farouk University, but was thrown out in 1949 with other Jewish students. During the Sinai Campaign (1956), he was imprisoned, and then expelled from Egypt. In 1957 he reached Israel, where he joined the intelligence services. He was sent to the Argentine, and from there travelled to Syria under the assumed Arab name of Camile Amin Thabbet. He soon became friendly with important personages in the government and the army. At times he would leave Syria for business trips abroad, at which time he would resume his real identity and visit his wife and children in Tel Aviv.
   In February 1965, Cohen was arrested and given a public trial before two army officers. The trial was obviously staged, and he was refused a defence lawyer. He was sentenced to death for espionage and despite appeals by heads of states and on behalf of the pope, he was publicly hanged in Damascus. Israel had offered to exchange all Syrian prisoners in her hands for the commutation of the death penalty. Her requests for Cohen’s body to be returned were also rejected, and he was buried in the Damascus Jewish cemetery.

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  • Cohen, Eli — (1924 65)    Israeli spy. Born in Alexandria, he settled in Israel. Serving with the Israel intelligence service, he was arrested in Damascus as an Israeli secret agent. Convicted on a charge of espionage, he was sentenced to death. Despite… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Eli Cohen — ( he. אלי כהן) (December 26, 1924 ndash; May 18, 1965) was an Israeli spy, and is recognized as one of the most successful spies of modern times. Born in Egypt, Cohen contributed to pro Israeli activities in Egypt during the 1950s, such as taking …   Wikipedia

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  • Eli Cohen — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Colgamiento de Eli Cohen Eli Cohen (hebreo:אלי כהן) (Alejandría, Egipto, 26 de diciembre de 1924 – 18 de mayo de 1965) fue un célebre espía israelí, reconocido como uno …   Wikipedia Español

  • Eli Cohen — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cohen et Élie Cohen. Eli Cohen (né le 26 décembre 1924 à Alexandrie en Égypte mort pendu le 18 mai 1965 en Syrie) est un espion israélien. Il est reconnu comme l un des espions les plus… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eli Cohen — (* 26. Dezember 1924 in Alexandria; † 18. Mai 1965 in Damaskus) war ein israelischer Spion. Nach Ansicht vieler Israelis trug seine Spionagetätigkeit maßgeblich zum Erfolg des Sechstagekriegs bei. In Jerusalem und vielen anderen israelischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Eli Ohana — Personal information Full name Eliyahu Ohana Date of birth February 1, 1964 (1964 …   Wikipedia

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