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Fact and Fiction in Palestine

Author: Gil Maguire
December 2019
Volume 52 , Issue 5
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About This Issue

Dear Reader,

Please be advised that this issue is a mixture of fact and fiction.

Our author, Gil Maguire, is a retired human rights lawyer. His grandfather served as a judge at the Nuremburg War Crimes. His father was a WWII pilot who, following the war, transported Jews from all over the world to the new state of Israel.

All that is true. What follows, though, is a clash of two Exodus stories: one, a bestseller, written in 1957 by Leon Uris, and one a newly self-published novel by Gil Maguire.

Uris’ Exodus went far in creating the false myths most Americans have of Israel’s founding, as documented by James Wall in our December 2004 Link article “When Legend Becomes Fact.” It is Maguire’s hope that his fictional depiction of an encounter between the United States and Israel may expose those long-held beliefs.

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