Israel, 1959. The Mossad are desperate to embed a spy in Syria and select Eli Cohen, an unassuming yet fervently patriotic accountant. After training he assumes the identity of a Syrian national living in Argentina and uses this as a means to gain entry into Syria.
Did You Know?
When he was first setting himself up as a 'Syrian businessman' in 1961, Eli Cohen
briefly lived at 375 Lavalle (bet. 25 de Mayo & Reconquista) in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Today the apartment complex remains almost unchanged. See more
The series is set in the early 1960s, but on the map shown in the title sequence, the borders of Israel encompass East Jerusalem and the West Bank. These territories were occupied by Jordan at the time; they were not administered by Israel until their capture in the 1967 Six-Day War. See more
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