Israel seeking to repatriate spy Eli Cohen's remains

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he was working to repatriate the remains of Eli Cohen, an Israeli agent executed in 1965 after working deep undercover in Syria. Cohen, whose story was the subject of a 2019 Netflix series “The Spy” starring Sacha Baron Cohen, was tried and hanged for espionage by Syria after he had infiltrated the top levels of the Damascus regime. “I can tell you that with respect to Eli Cohen, we do not stop looking,” Netanyahu, who is in the midst of a re-election campaign ahead of polls later this month, told Army Radio. The comment comes after the B…

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