December 1, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join CBJ and about 25 other Reform congregations for a Zoom conversation with a Jewish author of a newly published book.
In this session, we will meet Raffi Berg, author of
Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad’s Fake Diving Resort
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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, with more than five and a half million readers to date
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. Written by long time BBC Middle East correspondent Raffi Berg, this page-turner tells the true story that inspired the recent Netflix drama The Red Sea Diving Resort. 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.