The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Book Club - ONLINE - Red Sea Spies - The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Resort

Raffi Berg

Saturday 20th June 2020

Online Event using Zoom starting at 19:00 BST.

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For this book club we will be discussing Raffi Berg's new book, Red Sea Spies, February 2020, Icon Books, London, ISBN 9781785786006, UK RRP £16.99.

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 commander who went on to become the head of the Mossad, this is the complete, never-before-heard, gripping tale of a top-secret and often hazardous operation.

The true story that inspired the Netflix film The Red Sea Diving Resort.

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 feature in the history of the site.

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Red Sea Spies by Raafi Berg.
Publisher : Icon Books, 2020
ISBN : 9781785786006 (hardback)

First Published in News File Spring 2020

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