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Audio: Tiger Hill, Aliyah Bet and Other Stories

Important background history about the Jewish state and its fight for freedom in WWII.
6/12/2011, 7:47 PM

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When the British Empire ruled Israel, it restricted aliyah from Jewish refugees escaping Eastren Europe. Jewish groups thus started Aliyah Bet, clandestinly escaping Europe to move to Israel. Here is the story of the Tiger Hill, and other boats the British declared illegal.


TIGER HILL joined PARITA on the beach at Tel Aviv on September 1, 1939.

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Jay Shapiro is the author of six books on Israeli politics, the Middle East, Judaism and aliyah. He is a columnist and frequently lectures in Israel and the United States. He was previously a physicist at a major Israeli firm and served as an aliyah shaliach for the Jewish Agency in America. His show has been on Israel National Radio since 1998. The Jay Shapiro Podcast airs every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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