Israel First TV Programme 120 - Former Mossad Agent - The Daring Rescue of Ethiopian Jews From Sudan
Martin Blackham talks with former Mossad agent Gad Shimron about Israel's clandestine rescue of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan featured in his book 'Mossad Exodus' and now a new Netflix movie 'Red Sea Diving Resort'. In 1977, Israel's Mossad spy agency was given an assignment far different from its usual cloak and dagger activities. It was ordered by then Prime Minister Menachem Begin to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan and deliver them to me in the Jewish state. No stranger to action in enemy countries, the agency established a covert forward base in a deserted holiday village in Sudan, and deployed a handful of operatives to launch and oversee the exodus of the refugees to the Promised Land, by sea and by air, in the early 1980s. Gad Shimron was one of their number. Gad gives a firsthand account of how the operation was put in place, and how the Mossad team in Sudan brought it off, despite great personal risk, running a partying vacation spot for wealthy tourists by day as they stole through the Sudanese desert to rescue desperate refugees by night. To purchase the exciting book 'Mossad Exodus' visit: https://www.amazon.com/Mossad-Exodus-..