biased to a specific side there are ato a specific side There are a 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 estionable 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 " were discovered and caught so how can imagine that the Egyptian intelligence wouldn t be able 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 sed 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 The English translation of this book is exceptionally well researched as edite. 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 Israel’s intelligence service Under the codename “The Angel” Marwan turned Egypt into an open book 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 2011’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 2007 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 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 documentation that the Israeli government had Meeting notes from critical meetings citied although haven t seen
ORIGINAL SOURCES MYSELF THE FACT THAT THE AUTHOR REFERENCESsources myself the fact that the author references 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 ality 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 differentlyAmazing book 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 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 p to date information in the years and days leading Everyday Life in Early Soviet Russia up to the 1973 war The fact that the Israeli s discounted his warningntil 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 Th. يغطي كتاب الملاك 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 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 المصري السوري في حرب اكتوبر 1973 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 2007، حين عُثر على جثته في الحد.
Download Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ã Uri Bar-JosephIs story is what movies are made of but it is true Highly recommend 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 spi 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 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 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 p 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 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 Thatincomplete evidence but that 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 ha. يقة أسفل مبنى شقته في لندن شكَّت الشرطة في احتمال أن يكون قد رُمي من شرفته في الطابق الخامس، لكن القضية بقيت غير محسومة ولغاية الآن، بعد موت مروان، لم موت مروان، لم 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.