Exodus in Reverse

The 1960 film EXODUS portrayed the story of a contraband freighter delivering thousands of illegal Jewish refugees to Palestine. The movie was hailed as a masterpiece and this week two cargo ships are replicating the plot of the film by attempting to break the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip. Their holds are loaded with humanitarian supplies and activist passengers. Several smaller boats are accompanying the flotilla and the Israeli military has vowed to stop the armada and arrest all the people on board for deportation. Several earlier attempts to circumvent the Zionist blockade have failed and now the ships are being held by Cypriot authorities who fear any possible blowback from allowing the ships to steam toward their destination.

Unfortunately Paul Newman isn’t alive to play his part in this drama.

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