An American-Israeli who worked for the U.S. National Security Agency more than 50 years ago claims that American intelligence agents knew – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that Egypt and Syria were going to attack Israel in 1973 on Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.

Israel’s government was taken by surprise that day, and it almost led to a stunning defeat of Israel by the Arab armies.

Bruce Brill talked with CBN News about the drama of that dangerous period and his recent book, Deceit of an Ally. At a time when intelligence failures are at the forefront of the thinking of many in Israel, Brill’s book is a timely recollection.

To watch the interview with Bruce Brill, click here.

Julie Stahl is a correspondent for CBN News in the Middle East.  A Hebrew speaker, she has been covering news in Israel fulltime for more than 20 years.