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Red Sea Spies

Raffi Berg, Helen Fry

Jewish Book Week 2020

Wed 4 Mar
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Red Sea Spies

Raffi Berg, Helen Fry

Jewish Book Week 2020

Helen Fry chair
Raffi Berg speaker

BBC journalist Raffi Berg tells the true story of Mossad’s fake holiday resort on the Red Sea, a diving centre on the Sudanese coast run by secret service operatives. It attracted tourists from all over the world. In reality the agents used it as a cover to smuggle thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel from behind enemy lines.

Red Sea Spies is the gripping tale of a top-secret and often parlous operation.


Raffi Berg is the Middle East editor of the BBC News website, and has extensive experience reporting on Israel and the wider region.

Historian and biographer Helen Fry is the author of more than twenty books focusing on intelligence, prisoners of war, and the social history of the Second World War, including Spymaster: The Secret Life of Kendrick which was shortlisted for the St Ermin’s Hotel Intelligence Book Award.

Date & start time:Wed 4 Mar – 8.30pm
Venue:St Pancras Room

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