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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 may possibly 1948 Israel and Arab Palestine might be divided into autonomous states. The Arab global reacts instantly: there'll be no Jewish country; will probably be pushed into the ocean! Sixty-five million Arabs opposed to 600 thousand Israeli Jews. Britain has washed its palms of the matter. the USA, below the guise of the Neutrality Act, makes it a legal for any American to provide each side with any arms.

Americans Al Schwimmer, Hank Greenspun, and Charlie Winters boldly defy the Neutrality Act and chance convictions by way of procuring 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 immense cache of ammunition from a sympathetic junk broker in Hawaii; smuggling guns to Mexico on a hijacked yacht, and finally delivery 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, with a purpose to develop into Israel plane Industries, a billion-dollar-a-year operation; Greenspun purchases a defunct newspaper, which he becomes the Las Vegas solar 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, whilst France reneges on its dedication to promote Israel fifty complex fighter jets, the trio manages to “steal” plans from a pleasant engineer in Geneva. inside of 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, lucrative, magnificently readable travel de strength in keeping with the genuine lifestyles tales of 3 of Israel’s so much unheralded heroes, cementing and embellishing his acceptance as a grasp storyteller.

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