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Red Sea spies : the true story of Mossad's fake diving resort / Raffi Berg.

By: Berg, Raffi.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Icon Books Ltd, 2020Description: xxvii, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785786419; 1785786415; 9781785786006; 1785786008; 9781785786341; 1785786342.Subject(s): Israel. Mosad le-modiʻin ṿe-tafḳidim meyuḥadim | Intelligence service -- Israel -- History -- 20th century | Espionage -- Sudan | Jews, Ethiopian -- Sudan -- History -- 20th century | Jews, Ethiopian -- Israel -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 327.125694 Summary: 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.
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Non-Fiction (NEST) 327.12 BER Checked out 22/08/2020

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The little-known story of a daring Mossad operation and the holiday resort run by spies.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-316) and index.

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.