Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rebirth is available!

Dear friends,

After three years of intense research and writing, Rebirth is now available for purchase!

On sale for $12.95. Go to www.rebirthofisrael.com  and enter code: NJGD3DFQ to save $2.00 off the list price. The website is packed with new information about Rebirth and has great images from 1948. Please enjoy it and share the link with others. In the "Press Room" there's a downloadable Facebook blurb if you care to share this compelling Pro Israel book on your Facebook page.

I want to thank everyone for all the great comments and encouragements that all of you have made. Here's Rebirth's first endorsement:

"Rebirth is a compelling novel which manages to perform the difficult task of being very entertaining and informative. The depth of characters allow the reader to experience the struggles of Israel's birth, both personal and political."
—Rabbi Eric Tokajer

Read more reviews: http://www.rebirthofisrael.com/#!complete-review

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Anti-Semite to Zionist

Here's exactly what Rebirth's primary goal is: I found this story very inspiring and hope you do to. Please pray Rebirth continues to do the same as it did to this person below.

                                                     16 days to the release date.

Until recently I was anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Until recently, I was the one doing the hating.
Growing up in a Muslim community in the UK, I was exposed to materials condemning Israel, painting Jews as usurpers and murderers. There was also constant, casual anti-Semitism around me. My father would boast of how Adolf Hitler was a hero, his only failing being that he didn't kill enough Jews.
What changed? In a bookstore one day I found myself in the Israel and Palestine section where I picked up a copy of Alan Dershowitz's The Case for Israel. I decided to buy it, eagerly awaiting the chance to deconstruct it so I could show why Israel had no case. As I read Dershowitz's systematic deconstruction of the lies I had been told, I felt a real crisis of conscience. I couldn't disprove his arguments.
I decided to visit Israel to find the truth. I was confronted by Jews and Arabs living together, by minorities playing huge parts in all areas of Israeli life. It was shocking and eye-opening. This wasn't the evil Zionist Israel that I had been told about. It is time to stem the tide of Israel bashing before it becomes even more mainstream and consumes even more people like me.
(Kasim Hafeez - Jewish Chronicle-UK) (originally posted by Israel Alert.)
Part two: Meet the characters of Rebirth
Dov Grunner:

Dov was one of the commanders of the Irgun and Gladia's brother. The Irgun was a radical Jewish
underground group in Palestine during the 1940s. Their primary mission: Keep Jews safe from Arab
"irregulars" (coined that phrase because they followed Hitler's scheme to rid the world of Jews.) who were; terrorists in the area and also drive the ruling British military out of Palestine so they could establish an independent Jewish state. The Irgun did the dirty work and were often scorned by the Jewish Agency leadership. Dov's biggest challenge was keeping his volunteers (many were Holocaust survivors) from going overboard and killing Arabs and British soldiers outside of battles. As a former WWII Jewish/British soldier, Dov had unique insights into the British tactics of war.

After spending six months in the Atlit detainee camp for his "illegal" entry into Palestine to escape the Nazis, he joined the Betar movement in Rosh Pina and became a member of the Irgun. In 1941, he joined the British army to fight against the Nazis, and together with his comrades in the Jewish Brigade came to the aid of Holocaust survivors in Europe.

After Grunner's demobilization from the army, in March 1946, he resumed his activity on behalf of the Irgun and joined its fighting force. He took part in an Irgun operation against an occupational military target to gain access to weapons from a British army depot near Netanya. Ten days later he participated in his second and final operation on behalf of the Irgun - the attack on a Ramat Gan police station. He was severely wounded and initially denied medical treatment. While in prison, he became close with some of his guards, who changed their views after meeting him.

Refusing to partake in his own defense and refusing to co-operate with counsel, he was said to have been offered a commutation on the condition that he admit guilt. He refused to do so and was given a death sentence.

Despite the maximum security of his prison situation, Gruner maintained an irregular correspondence with Irgun headquarters. Among the correspondence between Gruner and headquarters were: His refusal of Irgun assistance with legal counsel (owing to his principled stand regarding non-cooperation with the British court system in Eretz Yisrael), his query whether he should commit suicide in order to make a political statement (the Irgun leadership quickly responded against the initiative) and most famously, what's believed to have been his final letter, shortly before he was to... Sorry you'll have to read his fate in Rebirth.

"Whatever happens I shall not forget the principles of pride, generosity and firmness. I shall know how to uphold my honor, the honor of a Jewish soldier and fighter."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

UN decision and 23 Days to go

In the midst of the United Nations deciding on the Palestinian's pledge to become a member without the consideration of recognizing their closest neighbor Israel, the Pro Israel novel titled "Rebirth" nears its debut. Released by Seven-7 Publishing and written to change the undecided to support Israel, "Rebirth" is in its final publishing stages.

Countdown to release: 23 days.

Part one: The characters.

Charles Devonshire: Protagonist
Gladia Limbauski: Supporting Character/leading lady

Charles Devonshire unknowingly traveled to Palestine in search of family secrets and the most important keys of life that we all desire to know: What is one's purpose in life? In the 1940s the press didn't always cover troubling details like they do today, so he had no idea about the volatile area he was headed into.

Charles meets Gladia while applying to the Technion university:

Communication between men and women can be very complex even under the best of circumstances. But these two had many additional challenges. Not only did they come from opposite cultures from around the world, but they'd also met in the midst one of the longest lasting feuds of all time. A feud that has been bitterly fought from ancient biblical times until this very day.

At first sight, Charles averted his stare from Gladia and immediately realized his rudeness by doing so. After getting over the shock of what he saw, he was instantly attracted to her. Her curvaceous body and charming broken English ignited his curiosity and intrigue. He'd never met anyone like her from his hometown of Los Angeles, Ca.

But what really surprised Charles was the level of attention Gladia paid to him. He was used to young ladies back home shunning him and showing no interest in his vast level of intelligence, love for books and deeper issues in life. And besides her mutual interest in those things, Gladia captured everyone's heart with her unique personality and insight into the only world she had known--the middle ground between Jews and Arabs.

Charles was enchanted with Gladia's zeal and passion, because she was so opposite of his serious/intellectual personality. And when he became convinced by her affectionate signals, he was sure love and romance was on the horizon. And that's when the painful challenges began.

"Rebirth" will tug on your heart with this very nontraditional and complex relationship between two young adults trying to fight for a new homeland while trying to evade Arab radicals who combed the territory looking to eliminate Jews and their collaborators.

Stay tuned for more interesting character studies and the new book website with plenty of fascinating images and Pro Israel facts!

Please remember to pray for Israel's peace today!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's About Time

Update: With less than one month to Rebirth's release, I'm now wrapping up the final manuscript and book cover. The new website is 70% done and you'll get to meet the characters by next week when I announce the new web address.

No wonder Obama is finally stepping up and saying the right thing. IT'S ELECTION TIME. He has to in order the at least think of another four years. Of course I'm personally praying him out of office and I'm not afraid to say so. Even though his overdue speech to the UN was great, it's all for reelection status, but he at least said it publicly. Let's not repeat this election process without making Israel's support a bigger issue in the presidential campaign! Are you with me?

Obama’s Speech at UN Should Not Have Been a Surprise

by dailyalert

  • The stunned expressions on Palestinian delegates' faces as they listened to President Obama bluntly reject their bid for statehood at the UN was proof of just how far they had allowed themselves to believe in their own hype. Palestinians actually believed that they had driven a wedge between Israel and its American backers.
  • Obama is an American president who has gone beyond all others in standing up for Palestinian rights and aspirations, who is openly antagonistic to Israel's leadership, and who has frequently stated his goal of a fast track to Palestinian statehood. Yet when the cards were down, President Obama demolished years of Palestinian self-deception.
  • Over the years, Americans have come to a better understanding of - and an empathy towards - the plight of the Palestinians, but this has not translated into a lesser support for Israel. Yes, Americans feel that Palestinians should get their own state, but no, the Americans do not believe that it must come at Israel's expense.
  • Americans have generally sympathized with Israel over the Palestinians and today, Israel still enjoys vast support in American society. They may have differences over certain policy issues, including the issue of settlements, but these are in no way divisive differences.
  • President Obama knows that he cannot walk directly counter to the expressed wishes of his electorate. The average American still values Israel and sides with it and any president must come to terms with that if he wants to stay in office another 4 years.
(Editorial - Albawaba-Jordan)

Bottom portion posted by Israel Alert.

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