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Sudan had sent troops to destroy Israel in three successive wars, and the Sudanese capital of Khartoum was the site of the Arab League's infamous 1967 rejection of Israel – the "Three No's." How could this operation succeed in covertly transporting thousands of Jews out of enemy territory, without raising suspicion at any local or national level?
Sending a convoy of buses to the Sudanese border was impossible: The land route between Israel and Sudan crosses Egypt, at the time another sworn enemy of Israel.
My best device was to fall back on the German children's songs I knew from piano lessons in Israel." Getting the resort up and running was no simple task.
The infrastructure in Sudan was so primitive that fresh water had to be delivered by tanker truck and electricity was supplied by the resort's own massive generators.
Thousands of Beta Israel had fled Ethiopia on foot for refugee camps in Sudan, a harrowing month-long journey traversing harsh, barren desert.
An estimated 1,700 Jews died along the way, victims of starvation, exposure, and violent bandits.
"I invented a whole life story about my German identity," she says.
"This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – not only to serve my country, but to save thousands of Jewish lives.For these operations, Yola was stationed in the middle of the desert, serving as a communications transmitter between the refugee trucks and the rescue boats.The second night of travel culminated in a beach rendezvous where Yola helped transfer the refugees onto Zodiac rubber dinghies.Yet when Jewish lives are at stake, the forces offate devise their own strategy.The Red Sea is a scuba diver's paradise – with spectacular coral reefs and a diverse population of fish, dolphins and sharks.
For centuries, communities of Jews lived in some 500 villages in northern Ethiopia – with a millennia-long yearning to return to Zion.