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How Israel Ignored Its Most Valuable Spy | The National Interest

How Israel Ignored Its Most Valuable Spy | The National Interest

He was the best spy ever recruited by the Mossad. Too bad the Israelis didn’t listen to him. Even worse, the quarrel over why the spy was ignored inside Israel led to his death. But the Israelis were not his only clients; this asset also sold his services to Saudi Arabia.

Ashraf Marwan was the son-in-law of Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel Nasser. He became a crucial adviser to Nasser’s successor Anwar el-Sadat. In 1970 he called the Israeli embassy in London and offered to work for the Israeli intelligence service.

Source: How Israel Ignored Its Most Valuable Spy | The National Interest