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The Angel The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel [Reading] ➮ The Angel The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel ➶ Uri Bar-Joseph – Thomashillier.co.uk يغطي كتاب الملاك لمؤلفه يوري بار – جوزيف إحدى أكثر قصص الجاسوسية إثارة في القرن العشرين؛ الحياة الباهرة والم يغطي كتاب الملاك The Egyptian Epub á لمؤلفه يوري بار – جوزيف إحدى أكثر قصص الجاسوسية إثارة في القرن العشرين؛ الحياة الباهرة والموت المريب لأشرف مروان، الموظف المصري الرفيع الذي عمل سراً لمصلحة الموساد الإسرائيلي من موقعه كصهر للرئيس المصري الراحل جمال عبد الناصر ومستشار مقرَّب من خلفه، أنور السادات، استطاع The Angel PDF or أشرف مروان الوصول إلى أدق أسرار حكومة بلاده لكن، كان لدى مروان سرّه الخاص لقد كان جاسوساً للموساد، وكالة الاستخبارات الإسرائيلية الشهيرة أشرف مروان، الذي كان معروفاً لدى مشرفه باسم الملاك، حوَّل مصر إلى كتاب مفتوح وأنقذ إسرائيل من هزيمة نكراء بتزويده الموساد معلومات مسبقة عن الهجوم المشترك Angel The Egyptian PDF/EPUB ë المصري السوري في حرب اكتوبر الملفت في الأمر أن مروان استطاع تضليل الشرطة السرّية المصرية الصارمة لعقود في السنوات اللاحقة، استمتع بحياة مترفة، لكنها وصلت إلى نهاية صاعقة في عام ، حين عُثر على جثته في الحديقة أسفل مبنى شقته في Angel The Egyptian Spy Who Epub / لندن شكَّت الشرطة في احتمال أن Angel The Egyptian Spy Who Epub / يكون قد رُمي من شرفته في الطابق الخامس، لكن القضية بقيت غير محسومة ولغاية الآن، بعد موت مروان، لم يُكشف سوى النذر اليسير عن حياته الغامضةإن كتاب الملاك، الذي يستند إلى أبحاث دقيقة ومقابلات حصرية مع الشخصيات الهامة ذات الصلة، هو أول كتاب يناقش دوافع مروان في التجسس، وكيف تم الكشف عن هويته كجاسوس للموساد ليس من أحد آخر سوى الرئيس السابق للاستخبارات العسكرية الإسرائيلية، وكيف تمت الاستفادة من – وإساءة استخدام – المعلومات التي قدَّمها وبالتوسع حول هذه القضية، يُلقي الكتاب الضوء على التاريخ المعاصر للشرق الأوسط والدور الحاسم للجاسوسية البشرية في تشكيل مصير الأمم وهو، لأول مرة، يجيب عن الأسئلة التي تلف ميراث مروان، وفي آخر الأمر، من الذي كان أشرف مروان يخونه حقاً؟ ومن قتله؟A gripping feat of reportage that exposes—for the first time in English—the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle EastAs the son in law of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close advisor to his successor Anwar Sadat Ashraf Marwan had access to the deepest secrets of the country’s government But Marwan himself had a secret He was a spy for the Mossad Israel’s intelligence service Under the codename “The Angel” Marwan turned Egypt into an open book for the Israeli intelligence services—and by alerting the Mossad in advance of the joint Egyptian Syrian attack on Yom Kippur saved Israel from a devastating defeatDrawing on meticulous research and interviews with many key participants Uri Bar Joseph pieces together Marwan’s story In the process he sheds new light on this volatile time in modern Egyptian and Middle Eastern history culminating in ’s Arab Spring The Angel also chronicles the discord within the Israeli government that brought down Prime Minister Golda MeirHowever this nail biting narrative doesn’t end with Israel’s victory in the Yom Kippur War Marwan eluded Egypt’s ruthless secret services for many years but then somebody talked Five years later in his body was found in the garden of his London apartment building Police suspected he had been thrown from his fifth floor balcony and thanks to explosive new evidence Bar Joseph can finally reveal who how and why.


10 thoughts on “The Angel The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel

  1. Ammar Ammar says:

    This book will be the basis of the Netflix movie called The Angel to be released in Sept 2018 This book is about Ashraf Marwan who was married to the daughter of the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and how he climbed up to become the right hand man to President Sadat At the same time he was an Israeli military intelligence agent and he was able to send Israel many important details about the tactics and training and arm deals leading to the war of 73 The Israelis didn’t believe everything he gave them and if they did then the history of the Middle East would have been totally different Easy read Not too complicated


  2. Steven Z. Steven Z. says:

    October 1973 was a traumatic period for the Arab Israeli conflict which greatly affected the American economy On October 6th Arab armies attacked Israel on Yom Kippur morning and the ensuing war resulted in an Arab oil embargo against the United States that brought long lines at gas stations a spike in prices and rationing The situation for Israel grew dire at the outset of the conflict but after 21 days of fighting the Israeli Defense Forces proved victorious on the battlefield though it can be argued the war resulted in a psychological defeat No matter how the outcome is evaluated the situation for Israel could have been a lot worse had it not been for Ashraf Marwan an Egyptian who spied for the Mossad who happened to be Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser’s son in law and following Nasser’s death a close aide to his successor Anwar Sadat which provided him with access to his country’s deepest secrets The story of how Marwan provided the Mossad information that should have allowed Israel to be on greater alert when the war came is effectively told by Uri Bar Joseph an Israeli academic with expertise in Israeli intelligence in his new book THE ANGEL THE EGYPTIAN SPY WHO SAVED ISRAELBar Joseph’s narrative follows Marwan from his rise to a position of power within the Egyptian government to his untimely death in 2007 when he was probably pushed over a terrace and fell to his death Marwan was a corrupt egoist who felt he deserved a powerful position in government His marriage to Nasser’s daughter was a step in achieving his goals The impediment was the fact that his father in law held a very low opinion of his son in law Intelligence sources made Nasser aware of Marwan’s avaricious lifestyle and he tried to get his daughter to divorce him When she refused Nasser allowed Marwan to work at a low level position in his office that he greatly resented which in large part provided a rationale for him to turn to espionage to acuire wealth Bar Joseph traces how Marwan gained access to Egyptian state secrets and analyzes why he chose to spy for Israel’s greatest enemy In assessing Marwan Bar Joseph concludes that his subject engaged in espionage for two reasons First was financial Marwan needed money but despite his contacts he was limited in influence because of Nasser’s Spartan approach toward his family If he was going to achieve the lifestyle he craved he would have to find a source of income that Nasser’s intelligence people could not uncover The second motive was Marwan’s ego Marwan craved power but realized he was blocked by his father in law In his own mind he would show Nasser by turning to his father in law’s greatest enemy Disloyalty to Nasser was the solution for his financial and psychological crisisBar Joseph does an excellent job explaining the marriage of Marwan and Israeli intelligence He describes in detail how Marwan offered his services and the vetting done by the Mossad The author takes the reader inside the Israeli intelligence community as they evaluate Marwan the person and as the relationship flourished as well as the information that he made available Bar Joseph discusses a number of important personalities the positions they occupied and their reactions to each other The key for the Israelis was to determine whether Marwan was a double agent Almost immediately the valuable material he provided trumped the idea he could have been playing them Though Bar Joseph has a somewhat trenchant writing style the picture he paints and many of the details he shares have never been published before and makes the book a very important workOne of the keys to Marwan’s success was the Sadat Marwan relationship as each needed the other Once Sadat assumed the Egyptian presidency he needed a link to Nasser’s family which did not think a great deal of him For Marwan Sadat was a vehicle to improve his overall position in government to allow him to gain access to state secrets and new sources of wealth Marwan’s success was his ability to provide the Mossad Egypt’s most closely guarded secrets concerning plans to attack Israel For example plans to cross the Suez Canal and establish a bridgehead in the Sinai which came to fruition in October 1973 Further he provided notes of Egyptian meetings with the Soviet Union that showed that Moscow did not think Egypt was ready for war as well as the minutes of a Sadat Brezhnev meeting in 1971 that was later shared with the United States Because of Marwan Israeli leaders developed a very accurate picture of Egypt’s intentions regarding war and peace particularly that if Egypt attacked it would not be a comprehensive move to reconuer the Sinai Israeli military intelligence firmly believed much to their detriment in October 1973 that Egypt would never attack until they solved the problem of Israeli military superiorityBar Joseph traces the development of Sadat’s strategic thinking as he pressured the Russians to provide the necessary long rang planes missiles and air defense to allow an attack on Israel since he did not see a way to recover the Sinai through diplomatic means By August 1973 the Russians would provide most of the necessary weaponry leaving out SCUD missiles a key item because Israeli military intelligence believed that Sadat would never launch an attack until he received the SCUDS As early as June 1973 Marwan warned the Israelis that Sadat was changing his approach to war and decided he could attack Israel even if his forces were inferior The problem for Israel was that the head of its Military Intelligence branch General Eli Zeira refused to revise his thinking and could not accept that Egypt possessed the where with all to launch an attack Further Zeira refused to accept the fact that Marwan was not a double agent When the decision for war was made and Sadat asked the Russians to leave Egypt Zeira believed that Sadat would now take a defensive approach toward war but for Sadat he had removed a major impediment to launching an attackThe author provides the details of all the warnings that Marwan provided the Israelis as early as April 11 1973 that Sadat had altered his thinking and an attack would come in the late spring or early summer Israeli military intelligence continued to mistakenly believe that Egypt would not launch an attack until it received SCUD missiles from the Soviets Marwan provided information of Egypt’s preparations for war as well as the developing alliance with Syria Throughout Marwan’s intelligence was dead on but the Israelis did not analyze it correctly For Bar Joseph his most important theme that he reiterates throughout the book is that as war finally approached by September 1973 “Israel’s military intelligence was under the command of a group of officers whose commitment to a specific intelligence paradigm was unwavering almost religious even though it had been obviated by events almost a year earlier”What is fascinating about Bar Joseph’s account is the detail he provides particularly an almost hour by hour account of the two days leading up to the war For example the Israeli reaction to Marwan’s warning of October 4th that war was imminent but the bureaucratic structure of Israel’s intelligence operations did not allow for the proper response and warnings to Golda Meir’s government The author does a credible job following the actions and views of all the major historical figures who were involved in the decision making on the eve of the fighting Even though Eli Zeira and those he influenced were unwilling to take Marwan’s warnings seriously which resulted in a spectacular intelligence failure his information did speed up Israel’s reserve call up and other crucial decisions that saved them from an even greater military disaster than what occurredOnce the war ended Marwan assumed a greater diplomatic role working directly with Sadat He became the liaison with Libya Saudi Arabia and Syria but also with Henry Kissinger as the United States tried to achieve a lasting ceasefire Even as Marwan worked to bring unity to the Arab world he was reporting to the Mossad Marwan’s influence then began to wane and he was forced to leave the government on March 1 1976 but remained in the background working on a weapons consortium After Sadat’s assassination in 1981 he began a new chapter in his life moving to London Throughout he maintained his contacts with the Mossad but after the Camp David Accords in 1979 he became a low priority for Tel AvivBar Joseph spends the latter part of his study conjecturing on who outed Marwan as an Israeli spy and how he died in 2007 His speculations do not reach concrete conclusions on either score but Marwan dies shortly after he was outed leading to all kinds of conspiracy theories that the author addresses Overall Bar Joseph describes an amazing life integrating all the major players in Marwan’s career as a spy Though at times the book becomes bogged down in detail and is overly wordy it is worth exploring because it is an important story that deals with a very sensitive topic


  3. Thabet Thabet says:

    This book is one of the best books I've read recently Regardless of your opinion on whether Marwan was a double agent or a Mossad spy there are a few amazing things about this book1 The documentation that the Israeli government had Meeting notes from critical meetings are citied although I haven't seen the original sources myself the fact that the author references exact meetings and notes and links them in the appendix adds a lot weight vs the view from the Egyptian government where no official details were shared 2 The professionalism of the whole Israeli government when it comes to protecting the identify of Marwan not of course out of the goodness of anyone's heart but to ensure other high uality spies can cooperate with the Mossad in the future This is apparent even during the 73 war when cabinet meetings didn't even refer to him as The Angel The way they broke reports from Marwan into piece and even when the MI ex chief leaked Marawn's identity 30 years later they went after him and sued him 3 Finally spoileropinion alert I think the book left two main topics not fully resolved 1 Did Sadat suspect Marwan's actions assuming Marwan wasn't a double agent and that's why he kept Marwan in the dark about the actual day of the war till Marwan discovered it by chance? Or was that pure luck and 2 The hypothesis put forward in the book is that Egypt killed Marwan but the way it was killed was overtly saying Egypt killed Marwan which seems to be a weakness the author ignores If Egypt wanted to kill him and hide it as apparent by the statement from Mubarak and his funeral wouldn't Egypt have killed him differently?Amazing book


  4. Eric Gartman Eric Gartman says:

    The incredible true life story of Ashraf Marwan the Egyptian spy who worked for the Mossad before during and after the landmark October 1973 War receives the full treatment it finally deserves by Uri Bar Joseph the world’s top authority on the intelligence failure prior to the 1973 War Not only do we get a gripping real life spy thriller we are treated to analytic explanations of why certain events occurred analysis that is based on incomplete evidence but that professors Bar Joseph so admirably explains For the first time we are told how important Marwan’s information was to the war effort Bar Joseph concludes that without Marwan’s warning the Golan Heights would have fallen in the second day of the war as the reserves that saved it would not have been called up Similarly an Egyptian rocket attack that was intercepted as the Israeli Air Force knew the Egyptian battle plan would have killed dozens or in Tel Aviv Nor were Marwan’s activities limited to the 1973 War He warned the Mossad of a plot to shoot down an Israeli air liner with four hundred passengers in Rome This plot was uickly foiled Perhaps the biggest uestion of all why Marwan chose to spy for Israel is attributed to his large ego but most of all to his need for excitement and action In sum this book is not only action packed but insightful as well Highly recommended


  5. Daniel Sevitt Daniel Sevitt says:

    Plenty of juicy spycraft anecdotes here that are so bonkers they must be true Speculation about the reasons someone choose to become a spy is fascinating even as it remains mere speculation The real strength of the book is revealing the mundane way that individual reactions to military intelligence and its source can impact the way a country goes to war There were serious failures in 1973 and the book lays them at the feet of specific personalities Harsh but somewhat convincing also The final chapters are speculative but it's fine to leave a little mystery behind


  6. The Jewish Book Council The Jewish Book Council says:

    Since Ashraf Marwan was exposed as a Mossad agent the debate over Marwan’s true loyalties has centered on whether he was a double agent for Egyptian intelligence Review by Adam Hirst for the Jewish Book Council


  7. Mohamed Shehab Mohamed Shehab says:

    I 've read a lot of books regarding this era of time about the Arab Israeli conflict Although the storyline is reasonable I think the book is completely biased to a specific side There are a lot of historical mistakes or Let's say points of view devaluating the strength of the Egyptian preparations and tactics before and during the 1973 war So the credibility of the book cannot be taken for granted and is uestionable My opinion is that Ashraf Marwan wasn't loyal neither to Israel nor to Egypt but he cooperated with all the key players just for his own interests Seeking a fast wealth could lead him to deal with Israelis in espionage affairs as well as he did with the Saudis and Libyans in their armistice deals Mr 50%On the other hand seeking power and being in the middle of the Egyptian power centricity could drive him to aid the Egyptian intelligence and achieve some specific intelligent tasks before and during the 1973 war He was likely to be a double agent based on the analysis the book's author did on Marwan's controversial personal character not only to the storyline which is explicitly only from an Israeli point of view Moreover The fact that Marwan worked with two different presidents and being awarded the highest medal of the Egyptian republic cannot disclaim an ongoing surveillance from the Egyptian intelligence on him personally over years Especially as the author mentioned several times that intelligent reports on him never stopped since he got married to Nasser's daughter Mona In a comparison to similar stories of Eli Cohen An Israeli spy who reached the peak of the Syrian presidential hierarchy during the 1960's and Shula Cohen who formed an espionage nexus in Beirut from top ranked Lebanese officials we find that both were discovered and caught so how can imagine that the Egyptian intelligence wouldn't be able to discover a spy at the president's office during a war If he was really a spy to Israel ?? The Egyptian Mukhabarat Secret Intelligence Services got rid of him when he was linked to the Mossad in the beginning of 2000's to avoid any embarrassment His death was planned in the same way used with Soad Housseny a famous Egyptian actress when she declared she would write her personal memoir mentioning her personal stories with top ranked Egyptian officials  Anyways his death ended by all means a story of a genuine corrupted man


  8. Koustubh Koustubh says:

    Ashraf Marwan an Egyptian Aristocrat inn this book who was a spy with his spy name Angel makes a reader wonder if he was an angel in reality for Israel The only spy who is considered a patriot in Egypt as well in Israel captures readers imagination and makes one to think of spying deeply with very inuisitive mind


  9. Jim D Jim D says:

    Another exceptional book by this expert on Arab Israeli conflicts I have read one of his previous books and find him easy to read and very thorough This particular book deals with a real world mystery concerning a high ranking Egyptian who was providing Israeli intelligence up to date information in the years and days leading up to the 1973 war The fact that the Israeli's discounted his warning until it was almost too late is one of the main themes of the story Other themes that emerge are the insinuations that he was a double agent and that he purposely provided false warnings in the past Top it all off with his mysterious death from a balcony in London Who killed him or was it a suicide? This story is what movies are made of but it is true Highly recommend


  10. Wayne Ikola Wayne Ikola says:

    The English translation of this book is exceptionally well researched as edited


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