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The Pledge

How Jews in the Diaspora came to Israel’s aid.


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Published: October 20, 2013


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Visitor Comments: 11

(10) Jewish Mom, October 24, 2013 10:00 AM

You can order the book

http://www.amazon.com/The-Pledge-Leonard-Slater/dp/0595092977

(9) Anonymous, October 23, 2013 4:00 AM

On the subject of arms for the 1948 war, the role of Robert Maxwell bears mentioning.

The book, The Secret War Against the Jews, by John Loftus and Mark Aarons goes into great detail about the role of Robert Maxwell in obtaining Czechoslovakian armaments for Israel prior to the 1948 war. It has quotes from some of the American pilots who flew the armaments, including disassembled aircraft packed into larger cargo planes, from Czechoslovakia to what would become Israel. The video on The Pledge reminded me of this book.

(8) Jerry Rosenberg, October 22, 2013 7:38 PM

I am a veteran of that war, and I can vouch for the uncanny stories that make this period in History so unbelievable.

That period of my 90years was the most rewarding expierence of anything I did before (6 years second World War) or after.

(7) Anonymous, October 22, 2013 6:06 PM

Wonderful book !

I read this book when it first came out - however, I don't think it is available any more - it seems to be ut of print. A pity -- we need this kind of encouragement today as well.

(6) Jack bender, October 22, 2013 4:36 PM

We can teach

The Jewish parents must teach pride of being Jewish and stree how important marrying within the faith will continue the 3000 yr chain.....that is the single most important action you can take...

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