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Historical fiction describes Jews path from persecution to independence
Aided by an eyewitness, Dave Longeuay recounts events that led to Israels reestablishment in his debut novel Rebirth
BREA, Calif. While the history of the Jewish population has been mired by countless stories of persecution and accusations, Rebirth (ISBN 0983905800) by Dave Longeuay uniquely leads readers into the actual past events that assisted in shifting the Middle East into the volatile state its in today.
Rebirth draws readers into 1948, into a journey of prophecies, espionage and anti-Semitism. The underlying message, says Longeuay, demonstrates how God ultimately kept his word by fulfilling his promise to the letter in 1948, as stated in Amos 9:14-15, when Israel was reestablished as a nation with a majority UN vote of 33 to 13.
The process to reestablish the fallen nation of 2000 years had a seemingly impossible stigma attached to it. While the Holocaust was over by 1945, Hitlers worldwide propaganda campaign had taken its toll. Other governing authorities, says Longeuay, were also documented in joining the persecution and hindering Jews in their pursuit to claim their Promised Land during and after WWII: namely the British government who had an oil-rich relationship with neighboring Arab states, making their bias against Jews political. Rebirth dramatizes events that show the human spirit triumphing over impossible odds; a key ingredient which led the state of Israel to become a mighty superpower in the Middle East. Readers will experience the nations humble beginnings and witness how Jews and Holocaust survivors established a state with five Arab nations attacking on all sides, overcoming an uneven ratio of at least 20:1 in troops, supplies and munitions.
Longeuay classifies his book as a work of historical fiction in the traditions of Pearl Harbor and Schindlers List. In order to confirm facts, he established a unique correspondence with author Zipporah Porath, an American-Jewish student who volunteered in the Jewish paramilitary in 1947, and who witnessed Israeli independence in 1948. Longeuay consulted with Zipporah while writing some of the more intense scenes, based on actual events, to ensure authenticity in Rebirth.
Longeuay feels the dramatic and suspenseful story will appeal to readers interested in history, prophecy and an underdog rising to triumph over its foes a modern drama similar to David vs. Goliath. Rebirth, also weaves a story around the resiliency and determination Jews needed to recreate their original customs, language and land cultivations after they had ceased more than 2000 years ago.
Rebirth will be available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels on 11/1/11.
About the Author:
Dave Longeuay has been writing since 1978. His works have ranged from stories and poems to songs and video documentaries. Longeuay owns a professional multimedia studio in Southern California, and has more than three decades of production and marketing experience. Hes a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers association, and has been a student of biblical Israeli history for more than two decades.
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