Exodus Ship Survivor Making Aliyah at Age 88

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British perfidy and British war crimes, still unpunished to this day. Via INN: Exodus ship survivor France Goldberg, 88, of Pittsburgh, will be one of 210 new immigrants to arrive in Israel on Tuesday. The Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN) flight is scheduled to arrive at approximately 7 a.m., and dignitaries and the press will welcome the olim (new immigrant) at the old Terminal One facility at Ben Gurion International Airport. Mrs. Goldberg tried to come on aliyah in 1947 after having survived the Holocaust by fleeing from Poland to Siberia. She left a displaced persons camp in the middle of the

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Swiss Widen Probe into BAE Arms Deal

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Via Swiss Widen Probe into BAE Arms Deal: Swiss authorities have widened a corruption investigation linked to arms deals by the British aerospace company BAE Systems PLC, prosecutors said. The investigations center on allegations that BAE used Swiss bank accounts to pay millions of pounds in bribes to officials from Saudi Arabia in return for contracts.An investigation by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office was halted in late 2006 after the Saudi Arabian government threatened to withhold cooperation on critical issues of anti-terrorism.

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Robert Kennedy’s 1948 Reports from Palestine

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From On the 40th Anniversary of His Assassination: Robert Kennedy’s 1948 Reports from Palestine by Lenny Ben-David: In April 1948, one month before Israel declared independence, Robert Kennedy, then 22, traveled to Palestine to report on the conflict for the Boston Post. His four dispatches from the scene were published in June 1948. The newspaper closed in 1956, and for decades the reports were virtually forgotten. “Unfortunately for [the Jews, Jerusalem’s water] reservoir is situated in the mountains and it and the whole pipeline are controlled by the Arabs. The British would not let them cut the water off until

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British and Muslim perfidy

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Hat tip to Maurice Ostroff: In 1922-23, contradicting the terms of its mandate, the British excised 80% of the area intended for the Jewish National Home in a grievous act of perfidy and gave it to the Arabs instead. In the almost-empty area east of the Jordan River, it created a new state named Transjordan, which has since been renamed the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. These facts are confirmed on the Jordanian web site http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/his_transjordan.html in the following words. “On May 15, 1923, Britain formally recognized the Emirate of Transjordan as a state under the leadership of Emir Abdullah. This

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Today in Jewish History – Kislev 9

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Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1940, a boatload 1,600 Jewish immigrants fleeing Hitler’s ovens was denied entry into the port of Haifa; the British deported them to the island of Mauritius. At the time, the British had acceded to Arab demands and restricted Jewish immigration into Palestine. The urgent plight of European Jewry generated an “illegal” immigration movement, but the British were vigilant in denying entry. Some ships, such as the Struma, sunk and their hundreds of passengers killed.

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Books: Zionist official was first to hear of Final Solution

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Via JPost: A senior Zionist official stationed in Switzerland during World War II was likely the first person to receive information from a German source regarding the plan for the systematic extermination of Europe’s Jews, according to a new book published by Yad Vashem. Chaim Pazner, head of the Jewish Agency’s Palestine Office in Geneva, immediately forwarded the information to senior British officials and to Jewish officials in British-ruled Palestine, and the report reached the top echelons of the British government, according to the book, Chaim Pazner – The Man Who Knew. The book – written in Hebrew by Menahem

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The Battle of the “Exodus” Against the British Army

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From OU: Sixty years ago, on the eve of Rosh Chodesh Av 5707 (1947), an immigration ship by the name of “Leaving Europe 5707” (also known as “Exodus 1947”) arrived in Eretz Yisrael. This was a fairly small ship that the Hagannah had bought from US Navy surplus, and 4,500 refugees from Europe had been packed into it. As soon as the ship left France, British warships began to follow it, with a fighter plane flying overhead at all times. Any reasonable person could see that this was not going to be a fair fight. It was clear that the

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They Went to the Gallows Singing “Hatikva”

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From They Went to the Gallows Singing “Hatikva”: The 12th day of the Hebrew month of Av, which falls this year on Friday July 27, marks the 60th anniversary of the execution by the British authorities in Palestine of three members of the Irgun underground – Avshalom Haviv, Yaakov Weiss, and Meir Nakar. This column is dedicated to their everlasting memory. As 1947 dawned, the British governing authorities, driven by an irresistible hubris of self-interest and colonial blindness, and embracing the delusion of decaying imperialists in every age that punitive brutality will cow the rebels into giving up their resistance,

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