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By Hugo N. Gerstl

ISBN-10: 1888820314

ISBN-13: 9781888820317

1947 – The UN publicizes that the British Mandate over Palestine will come to an finish. In could 1948 Israel and Arab Palestine might be divided into self sufficient states. The Arab global reacts instantly: there'll be no Jewish kingdom; will probably be pushed into the ocean! Sixty-five million Arabs opposed to 600 thousand Israeli Jews. Britain has washed its fingers of the matter. the U.S., less than the guise of the Neutrality Act, makes it a criminal for any American to provide each side with any arms.

Americans Al Schwimmer, Hank Greenspun, and Charlie Winters boldly defy the Neutrality Act and danger convictions through deciding to buy twenty-three former Nazi Messerschmitt Bf-109s in Czechoslovakia, portray out the swastikas at the tails with Jewish stars of David, and smuggling them to Israel; founding a “Panamanian” airline and flying seven huge airplane out of Panama “to do an aerial survey,” yet by no means returning; securing a big cache of ammunition from a sympathetic junk broker in Hawaii; smuggling guns to Mexico on a hijacked yacht, and eventually transport them “to Nationalist China” – through Israel.

Stripped of such a lot in their rights as US voters, Schwimmer is recruited to begin a small plane upkeep plant in Israel, for you to develop into Israel airplane Industries, a billion-dollar-a-year operation; Greenspun purchases a defunct newspaper, which he becomes the Las Vegas sunlight and is without doubt one of the first to name witch-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy to account; Winters returns to uploading and exporting fruit and diamonds among Israel and the United States.

After the 1967 Six-Day conflict, while France reneges on its dedication to promote Israel fifty complicated fighter jets, the trio manages to “steal” plans from a pleasant engineer in Geneva. inside six months Israel seems its personal homegrown Mach 2 fighter plane. And that’s simply the beginning.

International best-selling writer Hugo N. Gerstl has crafted a tantalizing, lucrative, magnificently readable journey de strength according to the genuine existence tales of 3 of Israel’s so much unheralded heroes, cementing and embellishing his acceptance as a grasp storyteller.

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