The final telegram spy Eli Cohen sent to the Mossad before being apprehended in Syria was made public by Mossad Director David Barnea on Monday.
The telegraph, made public during the opening of the Eli Cohen Museum in Herzliya, is dated February 19, 1965, which is thought to be the day Cohen was apprehended.
Cohen describes a conference of the Syrian General Staff that took place the previous evening and was attended by the country’s former president, Amin al-Hafez.
Over the years, speculation about Cohen’s detention has abounded.
Some claim that he was apprehended because Mossad required him to transmit too much information, jeopardizing his position.
Eli Cohen was one of our top agents, according to Barnea.
Even from the depths of history, “he continues to influence us and instill in us a fighting spirit, courage, ideals, and loyalty,” said Barnea.
He inspires all Mossad employees in their many roles, not just the agents of today.
Even now, we may all learn from him. from his Zionism, passion, and sacrifice.