• Video: David Littman & Operation Mural
Vimeo 22 May 2012
By David Littman
To commemorate the recently deceased David Littman, we repost the documentary about Operation Mural. That was a clandestine effort headed by Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, to facilitate the emigration of Jewish Moroccan children to Israel. While David Littman was the unlikely secret agent at the heart of the operation, he was not even told that he was working for the Mossad back then. Watch to enjoy geuine courage in the face of evil.
After gaining independence from France in 1956, the Moroccan government restricted Jewish emigration out of the country. In response, the Israeli government tasked Mossad with facilitating such emigration, using clandestine means. The Mossad initially organized illegal departures by boats, but that effort came to a halt in 1961 after the Egoz disaster, in which a ship carrying 44 immigrants capsized, drowning all passengers.