Eliyahu Ben-Shaul Cohen (6 December 1924 – 18 May 1965), commonly known as Eli Cohen, was an Israeli spy. He is best known for his espionage work in 1961–65 in Syria, where he developed close relationships with the Syrian political and military hierarchy, and became the chief adviser to the Syrian Minister of Defense.
It is claimed that the intelligence that Cohen gathered before his arrest was an important factor’ in Israel’s success in the Six-Day War.
Syrian counterintelligence eventually uncovered the spy conspiracy and convicted Cohen sentencing him to death and hanging him publicly in 1965.
Eli Cohen Trail
Nine stations along the Golan Hights from Hamat Gader in the south to Marom Golan in the north , to memorize the most famous Israeli spy in Syria in the years 1962-1965 .