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Read Sea Spies

Price: Standard £12, Senior Citizens £8, Children £8

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Read Sea Spies

Raffi Berg



12:00pm 1h
The Gibraltar Garrison Library (Festival HQ)

It was one of the Mossad’s most brazen acts of deception: a mission to smuggle a Biblical “lost tribe” of Jews from behind enemy lines, using a fake diving resort as cover. The operation - so outlandish in concept - inspired the Netflix movie The Red Sea Diving Resort, starring “Captain America” Chris Evans. Here Raffi Berg lifts the lid on the true story of how Israeli secret agents set up a hotel in Sudan in the early 1980s, acting as staff by day and people smugglers by night - all under the noses of the Sudanese authorities and guests. Berg’s book is the first full account of how the ruse was carried out, based on many interviews with the commander of the operation and members of his team. It is a tale of drama, danger and derring-do, intertwined with the odyssey of the Ethiopian Jews at the heart of these epic events. Berg brings his presentation to life with the use of remarkable original pictures and items gathered during his research, in an in-demand talk he has delivered to communities around the world.

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