Thursday, June 18, 2015

How Mossad removed 1,060 shoes from Morocco

A Muslim activist has been accusing the Mossad of stealing his shoe, but the truth is that Mossad has more important work to do, says Brian of London of the blog Israellycool. Yes, Mossad moved 1, 060 shoes, and the 530 children who were wearing them at the time. Now the story of Operation Mural has been published as a book, launched in Israel earlier this week:

Two pairs of shoes worn by Mossad agents - Photo: Brian of London
Two pairs of shoes worn by Mossad agents – Photo: Brian of London

This is the real “Mossad”. Across all of its history, and despite the impressions you may have from Spielberg movies and other reality-based fiction, The Mossad has devoted more than half of all its resources to rescuing Jews.

We can laugh at the #MossadStoleMyShoe jokes about Asghar Bukhari and his delusions of extraodinary grandeur in thinking he matters enough for The Mossad to move his shoes but the truth is they have important work to do. (While we ridicule him, be aware this clown is a serious hater of Israel and the Jews and not to be taken lightly.)

On Tuesday night in Jerusalem I attended a book launch. The book is the definitive history of an amazingly daring mission to take Jewish children out of Morocco. Just the children with the parents staying behind with only a hope that they might, one day, be allowed to leave.

The book is named after the operation and the operation is named after the code name of the main agent: David Littman. Both David and his new, young wife and his baby daughter, took on immense personal risk to rescue the children. At the time he did not even fully realise who he was working for. Operation Mural is an amazing story. The book is the collected testimonies of many involved, it contains newly declassified, original documents and the stories of the children that were brought, via Switzerland, to Israel.

The book was started by David Littman but he passed away before it was completed. His daughter and widow carried on the work and it has just been published.

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Rescuer of 530 Moroccan-Jewish children recognised at last

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