Deeply researched and closely based on actual events, Isaac’s Beacon is the first in a series of Robbins’ novels which will explore the tumultuous, complex history and lasting impact of Israel’s creation.
Patria, Haifa Harbor, November 1940
King David Hotel
King David Hotel, destroyed by Irgun bombers, July 1946.
Nebi Daniel, the site of a fierce battle, north of Massout Yitzhak/Isaac’s Beacon.
Defenders of the Nebi Daniel convoy.
Goldschmitt House, Jerusalem, British Officer’s Club, destroyed by Irgun bombers, March 1947.
Deir Yassin, site of a fierce battle at a terrible cost.
Masuot Yitzhak/Isaac’s Beacon on the Judean Plain, 1947.
Jewish and Arab land ownership
Jewish and Arab land ownership, Palestine 1947 .
The four settlements of the Etzion Bloc
The four settlements of the Etzion Bloc: Kfar Etzion, Massout Yitzhak, Revadim, and Ein Tsurim.
UN-Proposed Partition Plan
UN-Proposed Partition Plan, November 1947.
Operation Nachshon to open the Jerusalem Road.
Tower and stockade Jewish settlement
Tower and stockade Jewish settlement, established overnight.
Two British sergeants hanged in a eucalyptus grove in reprisal by the Irgun, Netanya, July 1947.
Citrus House, Tel Aviv, target of a thwarted Irgun bombing plot.
Russian Compound prison
Russian Compound prison in Jerusalem where Irgun dissidents were held by the British Mandate police force.
Roadblock buster, at the head of the Nebi Daniel convoy.
Sten gun manufactured by underground Irgun weapons fabricators.
Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, 1948.