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NCJ Number: 63489 Find in a Library
Title: DAYS OF FIRE
Author(s): S KATZ
Corporate Author: Doubleday
United States of America
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 335
Sponsoring Agency: Doubleday
Garden City, NY 11530
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ACTIVITIES OF THE IRGUN ZVAI LEUMI OF ISRAEL, THE TERRORIST GROUP OF JEWS, ARE NARRATED; HISTORICAL INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS ARE HIGHLIGHTED AND MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS ARE EMPHASIZED.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR PRESENTS THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE IRGUN ZVAI LEUMI, THE SO-CALLED 'TERRORIST' GROUP OF FIGHTING JEWS WHICH PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE MAKING OF ISRAEL. THE WORK IS A FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE GUERRILLA WAR THE IRGUN WAGED AGAINST THE BRITISH, THE ARABS, AND, IN SOME CASES, AGAINST FELLOW JEWS. THE WORK REVEALS DEALINGS BY THE GREAT POWERS AND INDICTS THE DESTRUCTIVE TACTICS OF SOME ZIONIST HEROES, TACTICS WHICH, IT IS ASSERTED, NEARLY PREVENTED THE EMERGENCE OF A JEWISH STATE. THE AUTHOR, A MEMBER OF THE IRGUN HIGH COMMAND, DESCRIBES HOW A GROUP OF JEWISH PATRIOTS, DISSATISFIED WITH OFFICIAL ZIONIST POLICY, FORMED THEIR OWN MILITARY ORGANIZATION. UNDER THE SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF VLADIMIR JABOTINSKY, THE IRGUN BROKE WITH THE JEWISH AGENCY IN PALESTINE AND DEVELOPED AN EFFECTIVE, DISCIPLINED FIGHTING UNIT, WITH A WORLDWIDE NETWORK OF BRANCHES, WILLING TO USE FORCE TO ACHIEVE ITS ENDS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORK INCLUDE NARRATION OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WHEN THE KING DAVID HOTEL WAS BOMBED, WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAGEDY OF THE ALTALENA, AND WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THE ASSASSINATION OF COUNT FOLKE BERNADOTTE. THROUGHOUT THE WORK, THE BRITISH ARE ACCUSED OF DOUBLEDEALING WITH THE JEWS, THE AMERICAN DIPLOMATS OF INERTIA AND IGNORANCE, AND CERTAIN PROMINENT JEWS OF ACTUALLY HAMPERING THE DRIVE TOWARD JEWISH INDEPENDENCE. REFERENCE NOTES, AN APPENDIX, AN INDEX, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS ARE INCLUDED IN THE BOOK. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--LWM).
Index Term(s): Irgun; Israel; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorist tactics; Urban guerrilla warfare
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