This Thursday following last week's interview of Jeffrey Weiss the author of "I Am My Brothers Keeper" Gadi and Dee welcome Nancy Spielberg the producer of the movie about the same, "Above and Beyond". The first major feature-length documentary about the foreign airmen in the ’48 War, ABOVE AND BEYOND brings together new interviews with the pilots, as well as stunning aerial footage, to present a fascinating, little-known tale filled with heart, heroism and high-flying chutzpah.
In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal – “volunteers from abroad” – this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride.
ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story.
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Gadi Adelman is a writer, educator, and lecturer on counter-terrorism and Islam. Using a twist on the screams of Jihadists, he's named his show 'America Akbar!', America is Greater!
Join us each Thursday night 8-10pm eastern and listen live as Gadi has high profile guests from the world of counter-jihadism. If it concerns National security or the spread of Islamism you'll hear all about it on America Akbar! Past shows and much more can be found at Gadi's site.