“Legendary Israeli agent Eli Cohen embedded himself into the upper crust of Syrian society, providing intelligence to the Jewish state crucial to its victory in 1967’s Six Day War”

JTA
The real story behind ‘The Spy,’ Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Netflix series
by Josefin Dolsten
September 6, 2019

For “Borat,” his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his boorish and sometimes bigoted opinions. In his television series “Who Is America,” the Jewish actor creates a variety of characters who manage to get prominent Americans to say shockingly offensive things. In “The Spy,” he once again goes undercover, but in a very different way. The actor and filmmaker portrays the real-life Eli Cohen, a daring Israeli agent who embedded himself in the upper echelons of Syrian society in the 1960s and provided crucial intelligence to the Jewish state. READ MORE

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