ashraf marwan

the spy who fell to earth

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In 2007, Ashraf Marwan’s body was found in a rose garden in Mayfair, London. He had, it seemed, fallen from a fifth floor window of his home.


recommended reading

This account of Marwan’s life, spying activities, and sudden demise is by Ahron Bregman: The Spy Who Fell to Earth: My Relationship with the Secret Agent Who Rocked the Middle East. He was one of the last people to speak to Marwan.


Map of the Middle East following the 1967 Six-Day War in which Israel achieved an overwhelming victory over its Arab neighbors.

Map of the Middle East following the 1967 Six-Day War in which Israel achieved an overwhelming victory over its Arab neighbors.

Attribution for music used in this episode:

Assassinations Podcast Theme Music (Intro, Outro, and Transitions) written and performed by Graeme Ronald

"Dreams of Vain" by Rafael Krux is in the Public Domain, CC0 / A derivative from the original work

"Midnight Bell" by Purple Planet is licensed under CC BY 3.0 / A derivative from the original work