Cohen, born in Alexandria, Egypt to Syrian parents, moves to Israel in 1956 after years of participating in Mossad operations throughout Egypt. Continuing in the intelligence service, he goes to Argentina to build an identity as a Syrian business man. He successfully infiltrates the highest levels of the Syrian Government. Having transmitted countless Syrian state secrets to Israel, he is eventually caught and hanged publically. The information he provides assists Israel in understanding Syrian army deployments, later used by Israel in the June 1967 war.