Sun 22 December 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kikar Atarim - Kikar Atarim, Tel AVIV,
Tel Aviv International Salon
*Top Decision Makers Speaking With TLV Young Professionals
in partnership with the Times Of Israel presents:
The Real Mossad Agent Daniel Limor
& The Real Mossad Red Sea Diving Resort
Bringing Thousands of Ethiopian Jews Home
“A Unique Zionist James Bond Story”
in-English talk + Q&A + Wine & Hanukkah candle lighting honoring Hannah Szenes, hero of the Jewish People, who parachuted into Nazi Europe to save Jews from the Shoah.
Date: Sunday December 22nd 2019, Doors open 8pm
Venue: New Social Space @ The Colosseum, Kikar Atarim, Tel Aviv
Cost: 20NIS (includes talk & wine)
Who: Young adults in their 20s & 30s exclusively
Media welcome but please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Speaker: Daniel Limor
Daniel Limor was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age 16, he went alone to Israel with the Youth Aliyah. He spent three years engaged in yeshiva studies followed by his IDF military service as an officer in the paratroopers. Daniel Lt Col (Res). participaited in four wars between 1967 – 1982. He has a degree from Bar Ilan in Political Science and International Relations. Daniel spent 25 years in the Prime Minister’s office (aka “The Mossad”). Among other tasks, he became responsible at Mossad HQ and in the field for the undercover Aliyah of Ethiopian Jews through the Sudan. After retirement, he still conducted projects for the PM’s office, including until recently. Daniel is currently carrying out for the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs the mapping of new emerging Jewish communities around the world. He is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of the Nachshon School for Social Leadership. Daniel is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Yiddish and Arabic.
Daniel and his amazing story was recently portrayed in the Hollywood blockbuster film, “Red Sea Diving Resort” produced by Netflix. The film is based on the Arous Resort set up to be the cover for the Mossad’s Operation Brothers to bring 17000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel under Prime Minster Menachem Begin in the early 1980s. Limor, who was also a diving aficionado, spotted the holiday resort built by Italian entrepreneurs in the 1970s along the Red Sea that had been abandoned due to lack of road access and running water. At the time, Ethiopian Jews had fled their country for refugee camps in neighboring Sudan to escape famine, war and persecution, with the goal of ultimately fulfilling the isolated community’s dream of reaching the Holy Land.
About Our Venue: New Social Space @ The Colosseum
New Social Space at The Colosseum has revitalized a landmark venue in Kikar Atarim at the end of Ben Gurion Blvd overlooking Gordon Beach in Tel Aviv. The goal is to create a welcoming environment for social entrepreneurs and facilitate encounters between people from different backgrounds, while also inviting different NGOs to use the space, meet, and talk to each other. Additionally, the staff of the New Social Space will facilitate a community of communities and leverage existing ventures to new heights.
About Our Partner: Times Of Israel
The Times of Israel is the market leader in independent English language journalism from Israel. Based in Jerusalem and covering news and views from across the region and the Jewish world, The Times of Israel has a readership of over five million (and rising) worldwide, with an average of over 25 million monthly page views. Committed to fair-minded, non-partisan reporting, recognized for hard-hitting investigative journalism, and celebrated for its diverse and vibrant blog platform, The Times of Israel, uniquely, also publishes in French, Arabic and Persian. Launched just six years ago, The Times of Israel has established itself as the indispensable source of credible reporting on Israel. Judah Ari Gross, TOI’s military correspondent, will moderate our event. www.TimesOfIsrael.com
About Our Organization: Tel Aviv International Salon
The Tel Aviv International Salon is the largest speakers forum in Israel. Our nonprofit organization was established in 2009 to provide a challenging, thought-provoking and intellectual discussion non-partisan platform for the young adult Tel Aviv International and Sabra community. There are an increasing number of motivated young professionals who are choosing to make Tel Aviv their home. The Salon provides this community a unique forum to learn about, debate and discuss Israeli, Jewish and world politics, history, media, economics, social, cultural and environmental issues with a diverse range of engaging international decision makers and the leading influencers on our society.