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The incredible story of the Yatza Affair—an affair in which Brigadier General (Res.) Yitzhak Yaacov, a member of the Palmach and Deputy Commander of Gush Etzion during the War of Independence, Head of Warfare Development in the IDF and the State of Israel’s first Head Scientist, was charged with severe espionage against the State of Israel. Yatza, who lived for the last 30 years in New York, returned to Israel to celebrate his 75th birthday. Instead of a birthday celebration, and as an alternative to the Israel Prize, senior defense officials and high-tech executives organized a tribute event in his honor.
The following day, at Ben Gurion Airport, he was clandestinely arrested and detained in a holding cell at the National Unit for International Investigations. At the end of the interrogation, he found himself behind bars for 18 months; during this time, his trial took place behind closed doors. For the first time in a feature film, the long arm of the “Secret Kingdom” of the Israeli defense system, which is unleashed on anyone it considers an enemy, is revealed. This is a journey into the most primeval fears of Israeli citizens.