1917. From Palestine to the Land of Israel.: The extraordinary early struggles of Jewish and Christian heroes to establish the State of Israel.
There are a few moments in history that create the destiny of a nation. For Israel, one of those moments was 1917. This moment of history touched the imagination and sympathy of people at that time as repairing two millennium of injustice to the Jewish people by restoring them to their ancestral homeland. By retelling the critical events that took place a hundred years ago we seek to right many of the injustices being practised against Israel today. This book recalls the spirit of Zionism, a spirit of self-sacrifice and determination that led to the birth of the one liberal democracy in the Middle East. This book covers the embryonic stage of that struggle. Readers will encounter the seeds of resentment that caused the Israeli-Palestinian problem we have today. The territory known as Palestine became a critical crucible of World War One. It swung the tide of war in favor of the Allied forces. It was in essence the arena in which a clash of three empires took place and a Jewish state emerged out of the ashes. The battlefields in Palestine were the backdrop to the realisation of a two thousand year dream by passionate Jews to establish a national homeland in the land of their forefathers. This book draws you back a century into a kaleidoscope of swirling events that was to change our world. You will be sucked into the maelstrom of a Middle East in turmoil, feel the passions, share the motives of the heroes and the villains that placed their stamp on current events. The world is what it is today due to the visions, the victories and the mistakes of the characters you will meet in an epic journey back in time. Among the remarkable cast of characters are Lawrence of Arabia, General Edmund Allenby, Lord Arthur Balfour, Richard Meinertzhagen, Aaron and Sarah Aaronsohn, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, Joseph Trumpeldor, Colonel John Patterson, Prince Feisal, Winston Churchill, David Ben-Gurion, and the Three Pashas.