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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

South Bay man, former Israeli naval commando, helped smuggle Ethiopian Jews to Israel | Jewish News of Northern California

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While Netflix subscribers can now get their dose of spies, guns and bare chests (including that of “Captain America” Chris Evans) in the just-released “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” an action-thriller about Israel’s secret mission to extricate Ethiopian Jews from Sudan, a real hero of the story lives right here in the Bay Area.

As a former Israeli Navy commando, Mountain View resident Nir Merry was on the ground (and in the water) in Sudan taking part in the operation to save the Ethiopian Jews in the early ’80s.

“Most of my operations were with guns and blowing things [up]. This operation … we didn’t need to use guns,” Merry told J.

Source: South Bay man, former Israeli naval commando, helped smuggle Ethiopian Jews to Israel | Jewish News of Northern California

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