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Commander of the Exodus by Yoram Kaniuk, Seymour Simckes

By Yoram Kaniuk, Seymour Simckes

Hailed through the hot York instances as "one of the main artistic, remarkable novelists within the Western world," the world over well known Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk turns his hand to nonfiction to deliver us his most vital paintings but. Commander of the Exodus animates the tale of Yossi Harel, a modern day Moses who defied the blockade of the British Mandate to convey greater than 24,000 displaced Holocaust survivors to Palestine whereas the remainder of the realm closed its doorways. Of the 4 expeditions commanded by way of Harel among 1946 and 1948, the voyage of the Exodus left the inner most influence on public realization, fast changing into a beacon for Zionism and a logo to all that neither weapons, cannons, nor warships may stand within the manner of the human want for a house. With grace and sensitivity, Kaniuk exhibits the human face of historical past. He will pay homage to the younger Israeli who used to be inspired now not via politics or own glory, yet via the pleading eyes of the orphaned young ones languishing at the beaches of Europe. Commander of the Exodus is either an unforgettable tribute to the heroism of the dispossessed and a wealthy evocation of the imaginative and prescient and bold of a guy who took it upon himself to opposite the process historical past. "[Yossi Harel's] amazing achievements were engraved in background by way of the expertise of Yoram Kaniuk." -- Ehud Barak, leading minister of Israel

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Hidden within it, the book contained pain and bravery, loyalty and isolation, and it won the hearts of the young Palestine Jews. Years later, on the nearly empty deck of a ship teeming with refugees and under a full moon, it would all come together—Masada, Musa Dagh, the lessons of Yossi’s youth. As the ship sailed in blood-curdling quiet along the Turkish coast, what preoccupied Yossi on this junkheap ready to capsize was his compulsive probe through binoculars, maps, intuition and childhood memories, in search of Mt.

He thought about the barrenness of the arid mountain, and how several years earlier he had stood at its foot and inspected the parched landscape, the most desolate landscape in the world, the desert that resembled the face of the moon, and felt in his bones and all his veins the anguish of those beseiged on Masada, who for nine months watched the Romans build, bit by bit, the embankments that signaled their deaths to come. Their eyes perceived the inevitable, but they could no longer flee, so they committed suicide—in the biting brilliance spraying from the Dead Sea at the foot of the mountain.

Newspapers were full of alarming stories about Europe, and a considerable segment of the population in Palestine had relatives there. Hence the settlement of Hanita also served to boost morale. They prepared maps and arms, generators and building material. The stockade was built, then taken apart and crated so it could be reassembled quickly. On the night of the actual settlement in the area, a caravan of some seventy trucks crawled along the road up the rocky mountain. Hundreds of other people infiltrated across the wadis and hastily set up tower and stockade.

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