Finished Exodus

I finished Leon Uris’s, Exodus.

As noted, I read it about 30 years ago and when I was visiting the Cactus Wren Bookstore in Yucca Valley, in September, I picked up a used copy.

What struck me so powerfully this time around is how unabashedly pro-Israel is Uris in the book. And I was also struck by so many of the historical and political themes that are essentially timeless, including the existential nature of Arab and Islamic hatred of the Jews, as well as the key political issues arising out of Israel’s establishment as a nation-state, the wars of Israel’s independence, especially the refugee crisis (and Uris’s discussion of it as a completely manufactured crisis by corrupt Arab dictatorships to generate international condemnation of the Jewish state).

It is, in other words, a book to make leftist heads explode.

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  • Maggat

    One of the most gripping books I have ever read.

    • Yea but Paul Newman was so dreamy in the movie!

      • Maggat

        No.

      • DonaldDouglas

        Paul Newman. That cracks me up. I haven’t watched it, but one of these days.

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  • robins111

    Great book. I tramped over many of the sites identified in the book in the 70’s.

  • ntt1

    I read it years ago too and it formed the basis for my thoughts on that area.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I saw the movie when it was released and again five years ago and loved it both times. It ends during the period between the adoption of the Partition Plan and independence and left me wanting more.

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    • andycanuck

      Andy Williams’ version is very good too. (And happy 2017!)