ONE NIGHT IN ANZERIA - A story of fearless determination and resilience
2017, Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 70 minutes
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Jewish Community Center
Co-sponsored by: United Jewish Federation of Utah and the Israeli American Council
Followed by Q&A: Ehud Ardon, former Israeli Navy SEAL
In September 1997, a force of 16 soldiers from the elite naval commando unit Shayetet 13 was ambushed by fighters from local militant groups Hezbollah and Amal while on a mission deep in Lebanon. 11 of the commandos were killed in the firefight that ensued, including force commander Lt. Col. Yossi Korakin, as well as a doctor from a rescue force dispatched to their aid.
20 years later, the IDF finally confirms Hezbollah was able to intercept intelligence, giving it advance knowledge of naval commando operation deep inside Lebanon.
A documentary by Omri Assenheim aired on the investigative journalism TV show Uvda.
Sponsor: I J and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center and the Israeli American Council and United Jewish Federation of Utah