Virtual: RAFFI BERG, Red Sea Spies

Date: November 15, 2020Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The true story that inspired the Netflix film, The Red Sea Diving Resort. In the
early 1980s on a remote part of the Sudanese coast, a new luxury holiday resort
opened for business. Catering for divers, it attracted guests from around the
world. Little did the holidaymakers know that the staff were undercover spies,
working for the Mossad – the Israeli secret service. Providing a front for covert
night-time activities, the holiday village allowed the agents to carry out an
operation unlike any seen before. What began with one cryptic message
pleading for help, turned into the secret evacuation of thousands of Ethiopian
Jews who had been languishing in refugee camps, and the spiriting of them to
Israel. Written in collaboration with operatives involved in the mission, endorsed
as the definitive account and including an afterword from the then Mossad director,
this is the complete, never-before-heard, gripping tale of a top-secret and often
hazardous operation.

Raffi Berg is the Middle East editor of the BBC News website. A journalist for nearly 30 years, he has a particular interest in events in Israel, from where he has reported extensively in times of war and peace. He graduated in Modern and Medieval History from the London School of Economics and was a student of Jewish and Israel studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Presented by the JCC Literary Consortium

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Sunday, November 15 | 1 - 2 pm
$10 talk only

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