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The Pledge

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The story of an incredible and dramatic race against time to provide a state not yet born with an Air Force and weapons to defend itself an epic that contained heroism, farce and endless contradictions. Its headquarters was a New York hotel known for its tall chorus girls.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by (first published December 1st 1970)
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This book is about the American Underground that was formed to get airplanes, weapons, machinery, ammunition, to Palestine before May 1948. Israel knew that as soon as the British pulled out of Palestine, war would break out. David Ben Gurion, knew that he needed the above if there was going to be an Israel. He sent representatives to the United States to get these weapons to fight the Arabs. We had an embargo against selling ares to Palestine and this is the story of how Jews and non Jews broke ...more
An interesting read, this book tells the story of those involved in the American underground that supplied the emerging State of Israel with military equipment prior to and immediately after the Partition. I read this volume with special interest as I had heard whispered stories as a child of friends and relatives who were involved in these activities. The book is well written, I never lost interest. However you feel about the Israel/Palestinian problem, this book gives light to the passions of ...more
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