The Real Exodus

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From The Real Exodus: Ike Aronowitz, 83, is former captain of the illegal immigrant ship Exodus. He is known to the world as the blond, blue-eyed Paul Newman, who played Aronowitz in Otto Preminger’s 1960 film Exodus, based on Leon Uris’ blockbuster novel. Both film and book tell the story of the postwar illegal immigration ships bearing a human cargo of Holocaust survivors who tried to break the British blockade of Palestine in the last days of the Mandate. But it was a fairy tale. In Uris’ version, the Jewish refugees, stranded on Cyprus, are saved by a sympathetic British

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The Friendly Fires of Hell

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From The Friendly Fires of Hell: On May 3, 1945 – in the worst friendly-fire incident in history – Britain’s Royal Air Force killed more than 7,000 survivors of Nazi concentration camps who were crowded onto ships in Lubeck harbor, Germany – one day before the British accepted the surrender of all German forces in the region. In the closing weeks of World War II, thousands of prisoners from the Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg, the Mittelbau-Dora camp at Nordhausen, and the Stutthof camp near Danzig were marched to the German Baltic coast. Almost 10,000 camp survivors were crowded onto

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Jenny Tonge, British MP: “I’d be a suicide bomber”

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Jenny Tonge of the Liberal Democrat Party, told a House of Commons meeting the Palestinians engaged in terrorism because of the “everlasting humiliation” of Israeli occupation, the London Sun newspaper reported. Yeah, right. Did you feel the same way about the British occupation of Palestine? Did you feel the same way about British occupation of other countries? Did you applaud when Hezbollah blew up 250 American Marines? Jenny Tonge, I bet you wouldn’t give up a single cup of tea or a single crumpet to get off your high horse if it meant you could no longer pass judgement on

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