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By Hugo N. Gerstl

1947 – The UN proclaims that the British Mandate over Palestine will come to an finish. In may well 1948 Israel and Arab Palestine may be divided into self reliant states. The Arab international reacts instantly: there'll be no Jewish kingdom; it will likely 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., lower 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 probability convictions by means of paying for 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 an incredible 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 so much in their rights as US electorate, Schwimmer is recruited to begin a small airplane upkeep plant in Israel, as a way to turn into Israel plane Industries, a billion-dollar-a-year operation; Greenspun purchases a defunct newspaper, which he becomes the Las Vegas solar and is likely 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 struggle, whilst 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 airplane. And that’s simply the beginning.

International best-selling writer Hugo N. Gerstl has crafted a tantalizing, profitable, magnificently readable journey de strength in accordance with the real lifestyles tales of 3 of Israel’s such a lot unheralded heroes, cementing and embellishing his attractiveness as a grasp storyteller.

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