Raffi Berg Author of Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad’s Fake Diving Resort

December 6, 2020, 10:00 am

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Raffi Berg Author of Red Sea Spies: 
The True Story of Mossad’s Fake Diving Resort

Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 AM

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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 holiday makers 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, and has extensive experience reporting
on Israel and the wider region. His article scratching the surface of this story was the most-read
original piece since the website began.