Brother of Israeli spy Eli Cohen to speak in Redwood City on Thursday

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Avraham Cohen, the brother of Israeli spy Eli Cohen, will speak at a screening of the documentary “Undercover in Damascus” at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in Redwood City.

The 1992 film chronicles the Mossad agent’s infiltration of the Syrian government from 1962 until his exposure, capture and execution in 1965. He was so deep undercover that he became chief adviser to the Syrian minister of defense. His efforts are said to have played an important role in Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War.

Cohen will speak about his family’s experiences and the ongoing efforts to bring his brother’s remains back to Israel. The screening will be held at the Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City.

Tickets are $18 online and $20 at the door. RSVP on Chabad of Mid Peninsula’s website,, or call (650) 232-0995.