Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Resort

Raffi Berg (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.30
Publisher
Icon Books
Publish Date
April 14, 2020
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.3 X 8.7 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
ISBN/EAN
9781785786006

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About the Author

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.

Reviews

'Secret missions, brazen deceptions and thrilling, clandestine operations - Red Sea Spies has it all. But it has something more important, too - a genuine human mission that made a difference.'--David Hoffman "David Hoffman "
'The true and most accurate story of the Mossad's Ethiopian Jewish rescue operation in Sudan ultimately over a period of around a decade has found a gifted and worthy author who deserves high praise for his monumental effort in unearthing so many key aspects that have never been publicly revealed till now.'--Efraim Halevy "Head of the Mossad 1998-2002, from his Afterword "
'Raffi Berg has, for the first time, managed to accomplish the herculean task of rendering a complex, manifold, full of human diversity story into a credible, readable, dynamic, passionate and well-documented book.'--'Dani' "Operation Commander "
'An amazing story of the dogged behind-the-scenes workings of the Mossad, Israel's foreign intelligence agency, from the late 1970s to the '90s... From the first secret airlift until 1991, writes the author, who includes helpful maps and a list of the significant characters, 28,695 Ethiopian Jews were transported to Israel, 'about 80 percent of their entire community.' Berg's account of the operation--remarkable due to its duration, execution, and success--reads like a spy novel.'--Kirkus
'Drawing from extensive interviews with the leaders of the operation, Berg provides firsthand details, which results in a riveting narrative, reminiscent of a spy novel ... [his] captivating writing and in-depth research make this a must-have for fans of espionage tales.'--Library Journal, Starred Review
'BBC journalist Berg's outstanding debut reveals the true story of a secret Israeli operation to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel... Berg's moving, well-researched book stands as the definitive account of this heroic rescue mission.'--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
'[An] outstanding debut ... Berg's moving, well-researched book stands as the definitive account of this heroic rescue mission. It deserves a wide readership.'--Publishers Weekly
'Berg's account of the operation--remarkable due to its duration, execution, and success--reads like a spy novel'--Kirkus