This Day in Jewish History 2008: Yossi Harel, the Real Person Behind Paul Newman’s Ari Ben-Canaan, Dies

Yossi Harel, secret Israeli hero, smuggled Holocaust survivors to Palestine and continued to work in intelligence for most of his life.

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On April 26, 2008, Yossi Harel, who led the pre-state Aliyah Bet effort to bring Holocaust survivors into Palestine by running the British maritime blockade and later served as an official in the Mossad...