On May 18, 1965, the Government of Syria executed Eli Cohen, despite protests from world leaders and Israel.

  • He was never allowed a defense at his trial.

  • He was brutally tortured during interrogation in defiance of international humanitarian law

  • His body was never returned to his family.

Questions for "The Other Brother", Maurice Cohen

Maurice Maurice Cohen, Eli's brother had a unique perspective on Eli's life. While Eli was undercover in Syria, Maurice was employed by the Mossad to decode Morse messages. What Maurice didn't know, was that the messages were being sent by his own brother. If you have any questions about Maurice's role in these events, or about Eli's life, please write to us.