Exodus - Book 4, Chapters 4-5 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Chapters 4-5 Summary

Fearing a Soviet presence in Palestine, the U.S. retreats on partition, so Barak is surprised to be called to France. He understands, though, when Jan Masaryk tips him about weapons in a half dozen European countries. Barak seals the deals and looks for means of getting them past the British blockade. In Vienna, Mossad purchases a surplus American Liberator bomber and prepares an abandoned British air base in the all-Jewish Jezreel Valley. The Arab generals Kawukji, Safwat and Kadar vie to be the first to make good on grand promises of "great victories." Kawukji believes that the isolated Orthodox community at Tirat Tsvi is the easiest target and mounts a frontal assault, which is mowed down. Officers have to fire on survivors to keep them from fleeing. Inside Tirat Tsvi, as ammunition runs low, it is allocated to...

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