Tag Archive for Eli Cohen

55 years after ‘Israel’s Man in Damascus’ execution, RT renews interest

Experts suggest Israeli spy Eli Cohen’s legendary status and the rumors of recent Israeli-Syrian back-channel talks of normalization may be the impetus behind this recently released video, 55 years after his public execution in Syria.
– WATCH the RT Documentary (in English)



Russian news giant RT recently released a video it says shows Eli Cohen, the famous Israeli spy, walking in a Damascus street. The video, unclear and no more than a few seconds in length, has generated headlines throughout the region, both in Arabic and in Hebrew. Experts attribute the interest to Cohen’s legendary status and recent Russian efforts to try and facilitate a normalization agreement between the two enemy countries. Continue Reading »

Intel to invest $10B on new Israel plant creating 1,000 new hi-tech jobs

Beating both Ireland or Singapore in the bid to host new Intel plant, Israel dedicates 90 acres for new plant in Kiryat Gat, creating 1,000 new jobs for the US technology company’s $10-billion investment.
– Israel’s Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, “This is the largest investment ever made in the State of Israel.”

By Gad Lior


The US technology company Intel Corporation has announced it is making a $10-billion investment in a new plant in Israel, that will create around 1,000 jobs over the next few years.

Intel Vice President Daniel Benatar and Intel Israel CEO Yaniv Garty informed Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Economic Minister Eli Cohen on Monday that the company’s management decided to make the huge investment in Israel instead of in Ireland or Singapore, which competed against Israel for the establishment of the new plant. Continue Reading »

53 yrs after being hung as spy, Eli Cohen’s remains are to return to Israel

In a Kuwaiti newspaper report on Syria, the remains of Israeli spy Eli Cohen will be returned to his family for burial in Israel in exchange for military flexibility with Assad’s regime on Israel’s northern border.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, considered one of the most reliable in the Arab world, reported Thursday that Israel is very close to achieving a return of the remains of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen to Israel.

Eli Cohen, publicly hanged in the Marjeh Square, Damascus on 18 May 1965 – public domain

Cohen, an Egyptian-born Jew, worked as an undercover Israeli agent in Egypt and Syria before he was discovered and hanged in 1965. Continue Reading »

20 yr-old free trade agreement between Israel, Canada modernized

“Historic” free-trade agreement between Israel and Canada updates previous 1997 deal, aiming to double bilateral trade by eliminating duties for thousands of products, among them, canned goods and fresh produce.
• Israeli economy minister: Canada is one of Israel’s best friends and that this new agreement will bring more competition and reduce the cost of living in Israel.

By Eran Bar-Tal


Israel and Canada on Monday signed a modernized free trade agreement in what has been described as a historic step in the countries’ bilateral relations.

Canadian International Trade Minister Francois-Phillippe Champagne and Israeli Economy Minister Eli Cohen signed the revised agreement, officially referred to as the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement, at the Montreal’s Federation CJA’s Gelber Conference Center. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Economy Minister says attempts to depict Trump as antisemitic are pathetic

Economy Minister Eli Cohen: President Trump has hit back at those trying to boycott Israel economically, through U.N. envoy Nikki Haley, has changed the diplomatic attitude toward Israel, and in short says, President Donald Trump is “among the greatest friends Israel has had in a president.”

By Israel Hayom Staff


Economy and Industry Minister Eli Cohen (Kulanu) came out in support of U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend, after the embattled president faced accusations of being racist and anti-Semitic in the aftermath of violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Israel’s Economy and Industry Minister, Eli Cohen. – Photo: Wikimedia נתן מור

“Efforts to portray Trump as anti-Semitic are pathetic,” Cohen said, adding that of all the U.S. Continue Reading »

British Report: Syria’s Assad asked Israel’s support for Alawite State


UK’s The Guardian: Syria’s President Assad asked a mediator to approach Israel’s ex-Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in 2012 with a request that Jerusalem not oppose the formation of an Alawite enclave.

In response Lieberman asked for information on Ron Arad’s whereabouts & the return the remains of spy Eli Cohen.

Israel Hayom Staff

According to a report in The Guardian on Monday, Syrian President Bashar Assad sent a message to Avigdor Lieberman in 2012, when the latter was serving as foreign minister, asking Israel’s position on the establishment of an Alawite enclave in northwestern Syria.

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