THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
20—Friday, September 10, 1971
If God had appeared to our
pious mothers and .said to them,
as He did to Solomon of old, "Ask,
what shall I give thee"— they
would have answered, "I ask for
no riches nor honors to myself;
but 0 may it be Thy will, Lord
of the Universe, that Thou give
my children an understanding
heart in Torah and Wisdom, so
as to discern the eternal differ-
ence between good and evil."
Mordehai Look the 'spy' Turns Actor
By MOSHE RON
(Copyright 1971, JTA, Inc.)
TEL AVIV — Mordehai Look
ment, not ready to do anything graveyard. Look made maximum
efforts to stay
n'tirnfrian 4-1.:"...1 to
that he had first to be established loosen the rope and succeeded i
who became famous in the Egyp • in Italy as an Italian citizen with getting free, but the trunk wa
tian attempt to kidnap him in
an Italian passport.
sealed off. He waited until h
trunk from Rome to Cairo, lef
In the meantime, he started a heard the roar of planes and wa
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private business and sold watches, sure that he had been brought t
He was sentenced by an Israel transistors and jewelry in Italian the airport in order to be trans
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court to 10 years in prison fo ' villages. One day he decided to ported to Cairo.
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espionage for Egypt and was re . visit his brother in Paris. The
When Look felt that he wa
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His new occupation has cause d operate with them in their espion- the trunk with all his force an
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a sensation in Israel artists' cir - age work. "We are paying you for shouted: "Help, help, murderers
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cles. He was accepted by the well- 18 months," they said to him. Egyptian diplomats!" He shouter
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Fifteen days after Look's return hear the shouting from the diplo
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ous after working for six years kidnap him. Look was in Rome and Look found himself in an Italia'
as manager of the library in the as he was leaving the Villa Borg- police office. He told his story am
Ramle prison. He organized a hese, a car stopped near him, three asked for political asylum, whit'
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He was given a few days' tim(
terested in the theater, and they then sped in the direction of the
to decide whether he wished tc
appeared in three plays. One thea- Egyptian embassy.
return to his family, his wife an(
ter personality on a visit was so
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impressed by Laak's acting that
In the embassy, he was told that three children in Israel.
she invited him to join the Nation- he would be sent back to Cairo to
Look is convinced that he hac
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Mordehai Look was born in
Spain. When the civil war broke
out, he was arrested, as a small
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boy, for various crimes. He knew
Ten years ago, he had a family
quarrel. He became angry and
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went to a football game in the
Ramat Gan stadium, between Is-
rael and Brazil. He bought a news-
paper and saw a picture in it of
seven Israelis who had crossed the
border with Egypt and were trans-
ferred to Europe. This gave him
an idea. He crossed the border
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He was frequently beaten and
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service. It lasted for 18 months. He
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