Did you know that one of Israel’s greatest heroes went by the name of Kamel Amin Thaabet. It sounds unlikely, but this was actually the pseudonym of Mossad agent extraordinaire Eli Cohen who infiltrated the Syrian power elite in the 1960s and used his privileged position to send confidential plans about the country’s military and government back to Israel. Pretty cool. But how did Eli Cohen become Kamel Amin Thaabet? How did his dangerous work help Israel and what led to his identity finally being revealed? In the latest instalment of History of Israel Explained, we bring you the story of the talented Israeli spy who put his country’s safety and security ahead of his own – even though he knew it could ultimately cost him his life. What do you think of the story of Eli Cohen? Have you ever thought about just how far someone should be expected to go to protect their homeland or what individuals should be expected to sacrifice for their nation – or even if the nation comes ahead of the individual. Let us know what you think of this question in the comments below. P.S. Like our videos? Please share them with your friends. Subscribe and check out more awesome UNPACKED videos! https://www.youtube.com/UNPACKED?sub_confirmation=1 GET SOCIAL @ UNPACKED

———– Photo/Video Credit: – Central Zionist Archives – GPO/Moshe Milner/Yosef Eldan/Yaacov Sa’ar/Chanania Hermann/David Eldan/Ilan Bruner/David Rubinger THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS: Executive Producers: – Shevi Peters – Adam Milstein Platinum Level: – Rachel & Jack ז”ל Gindi Family Foundation – Meryl and Sam Solomon, Beit Zayit – Lily and Kam Babaoff – Dr. Shmuel and Evelyn Katz This series would not be possible without the generous support of: – The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation ———– #Israel #Education #History Eli Cohen: The Mossad’s Master Spy