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The Incredible True Story Behind 'The Red Sea Diving Resort' on Netflix


Every once in a while, we all need an island adventure. Particularly one with “some of the best, clearest water in the world” or with “breathtaking views of the heavens, aflame with millions of stars."

If this were the 80s and you were in Sudan, the Arous Holiday Resort would have fit the bill perfectly. Though the resort was painted exactly as described above, something much bigger was going on behind the scenes. 

Netflix’s newest movie, The Red Sea Diving Resort, shines light on the effort the Israeli took to rescue Jewish Ethiopian refugees from their country’s civil war. The movie follows Ari Levinson (played by Chris Evans), who was a Mossad agent trying to help the refugees flee to the resort so he could get them safely into Israel. 

This courageous plan was called the Operation Brothers mission. Though at risk of getting caught, the Mossads did all they could to make sure lives were saved.