Already a bestseller in Israel, and winner of Yitzak Sadeh prize - that country's most prestigious literary award, here is the extraordinary true story of the exodus, from 1947 to 1952, of the Jews in Iraq. As a young man, author Shlomo Hillel as an agent of Mossad, the Jewish Secret Service was instrumental in helping 125,000 Iraqi Jews escape to safety. Now, forty years later, he reveals all the drama and intrigue of this, the largest air migration in history - a first-hand account never before told. Played out against the chaos of Middle East politics, and with a compelling cast of Jewish agents, Iraqi Secret Police, British diplomats, and American soldiers of fortune, Operation Babylon has all the power of an international thriller ...a breathtaking story of adventure, daring, tragedy and human triumph.
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Book Description Fontana Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006372716