Ashraf Marwan, the Spy Who Fell to Earth Part 1
Episode 2.7: Ashraf Marwan, the Spy Who Fell to Earth Part 1
In 2007, a man lay dead in a rose garden in the exclusive London neighborhood of Mayfair. Within hours of the discovery of his body, people were asking: did he fall, did he jump ... or was he pushed? The man's name was Ashraf Marwan, and he had once been - it was said - the most important spy of the 20th Century. To his neighbors, he was just a very wealthy Egyptian businessman, whose name had been linked to some high profile deals. But as we will find out in this first part of our episode, he had also been the most valued intelligence asset in the history of Israel - a man whose secret reports to Mossad shaped Israeli policy in the lead-up to the Yom Kippur War.