False Flag tells the story of five Israeli citizens who find themselves plunged into a gripping international espionage affair overnight. These ordinary people, going about their daily business, wake up one morning to discover that they are implicated in a ruthless kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian Defence Minister while on a secret visit to Moscow. News bulletins repeatedly flash their names and passport photos on screen, linking them to video footage from the kidnapping. The coverage turns their lives upside down and sweeps them up in a storm of publicity and speculation. They are Israel's new heroes of the day, the subject of the nation's curiosity, mockery and admiration. At first, everyone is convinced that "Mossad" was behind the showy operation - the methods, audacity and location leave no room for doubt. But then the five civilians are stunned to discover that the government, which is supposed to protect them, as well as Mossad itself, denies all involvement and accuses them as suspects. Instead of helping them, the authorities persecute, investigate and point fingers. Even their loved ones begin to doubt their innocence. Could they really have been involved?
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Russian Intelligence uncovers security footage showing five Israelis kidnapping the Iranian Defense Minister during a secret visit to Moscow. The five Israeli citizens seem innocent but it quickly turns out that each has something to hide. Although Russia blames the Mossad for the kidnapping, apparently Israel is not involved. At the end of the episode, four of the five are arrested by the Shin Bet. Sean Tilson, the fifth suspect, is en route from India to Israel and is supposed to be arrested upon landing.