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NCJ Number: 63270 Find in a Library
Title: PLEDGE
Author(s): L SLATER
Corporate Author: Simon and Schuster
Publicity Manager
United States of America
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 337
Sponsoring Agency: Simon and Schuster
New York, NY 10020
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CLANDESTINE ACTIVITIES OF AMERICANS TO SMUGGLE WEAPONS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT TO THE FLEDGING ISRAELI ARMED FORCES AFTER WORLD WAR II ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract: A GROUP OF IDEALISTS AND MERCENARIES, ZIONISTS AND ADVENTURERS, JEWS AND NON-JEWS TRAVELED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA TO GATHER THE TECHNOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE TO DEVELOP ARMS FACTORIES IN ISRAEL, TO MASS PRODUCE A LIGHT MACHINE GUN (THE INITIAL PROJECT OF THE AMERICAN UNDERGROUND), TO DEVELOP THE PLANS FOR AN ISRAELI NAVY, AND TO ESTABLISH AN EFFECTIVE AIR FORCE. A TOTAL OF 500 AIRMEN FROM ALL OVER NORTH AMERICA WOULD ARRIVE IN PALESTINE TO CREATE THE NEW ISRAELI AIR FORCE. UNDERGROUND ACTIVITIES WOULD SERVE AS THE CONFLICT FOR A LARGE VARIETY OF GOODS FROM ALL PARTS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA: AIRCRAFT PROPELLERS FROM BUFFALO, CANADIAN COLT AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUNS, AN ENTIRE PRODUCTION LNE FOR MAKING BAZOOKAS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, 30,000 POUNDS OF SHEET STEEL FOR ISRAELI'S ARMAMENTS PLANTS, AIRCRAFT ENGINES FROM TEXAS, SPARE AIRPLANE PARTS, AND PANAMANIAN JEEPS AND HALF-TRACKS. THE NEGOTIATING TACTICS AND LENGTHY CONSULTATIONS WITH SYMPATHETIC INDIVIDUALS TO OBTAIN SUCH NEEDED DEFENSE MATERIAL AS AMERICAN B-17 BOMBERS ARE DETAILED, WITH NOTES ON PERSONAL MOTIVATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS AND THE COSTS AND DANGERS INVOLVED. FUTURE LEADERS OF ISRAEL AS WELL AS ORDINARY AMERICANS ARE DEPICTED IN THIS ACCOUNT OF THE AUDACIOUS PLANS TO FINANCE ISRAEL'S ANTICIPATED WAR WITH THE ARABS. THESE INCLUDE THE LEGENDARY MEETING BETWEEN AMERICAN JEWISH CAPITALISTS AND BEN GURION IN A NEW YORK HOTEL ROOM IN 1945 AT WHICH PARTICIPANTS WERE ASKED TO MOBILIZE SUPPORT FOR THE APPROACHING WAR. A SOURCE LIST, AN INDEX, AND FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Defiance of law; Industrial espionage; International cooperation; Israel; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorism/Mass Violence; United States of America
Note: BOOK OUT OF PRINT
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