A Summary of Aleph Shin
by Sender Zeyv
Over thirty years ago, an Israeli submarine, the Dakar, disappeared
without a trace on its maiden voyage. On May 28, 1999 the wreckage
of the vessel was found 2800 meters below the surface of the Mediterranean
Sea. Over the years, several theories had emerged as to its fate.
Samson’s Lion, a fictional story, is predicated on a novel
idea. The submarine was deliberately made to vanish and later scuttled.
It concealed a vital, top secret mission of the Israeli secret service.
It is now the future. Missiles carrying poison gas launched from
Iran rain down upon the Israeli populace in the wee hours of the
morning. Israel doesn’t react. But a few hours after the onset
of the attack, strange and inexplicable phenomena begin to wreak
deadly havoc throughout the Middle East. Thousands of terrorist
fighters on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border are plagued by an unknown
deadly insect. People in the streets and squares of numerous cities
throughout the Arab world begin dropping like flies, moribund to
a torrent of invisible neutrons. The Aswan Dam mysteriously suffers
a devastating earthquake, flooding out hundreds of thousands of
dweller along the banks of the Nile River. The world can only speculate
that Israel was behind this fierce and grotesquely exaggerated retaliation.
Less than one hundred men on the face of the earth knew exactly
how these simultaneous responses were planned, implemented and executed.
When you read Aleph Shin, you will learn about the cunning, the
stealth, the boldness, and the ingenuity of the men who volunteered
for this life long Mossad project, insuring the survival of the
Jewish State under a Doomsday scenario.
You will learn:
How Alon Barnash, alias Abdallah Ibn Gash in the guise of a devout
Muslim, raises a son who, independently, finds the path to Judaism.
The boy, a computer whiz, then joins his father in planting the
infrastructure to sunder the Aswan High Dam.
How Eli Kedem, alias Farshid Kermani, planted in Isfahan Iran,
is discovered by an American business magnate, and is forced to
assist in the rescue of his employees caught in the wake of a fanatical
How the heretofore secular but brilliant Benny Harkesef serendipitously
found deep spiritual meaning in joining the project. Then, as Robert
Benson, under deep cover in the United States, confounds an attack
on Israel and helps to foil a conspiracy against the President of
the United States.
Aleph Shin, blends just the right amount of action with sentimentality,
politics, religious zeal and suspense, to make for a can’t-put-it-down
read and an illuminating experience.
The finale’ of the book peaks in a tumultuous crescendo of
abysmal mayhem. The President of the United States, under tremendous
pressure to compel Israel to stop the catastrophe in the Arab world,
is usurped by a conspiracy of the generals of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, dissatisfied with the President’s reticence. Alas they
too, cannot cajole, cannot threaten and cannot control the massive
yet untraceable Israeli retaliatory measures. In a last ditch effort,
they launch a cruise-missile attack against Israel, which, astoundingly
backfires. As the international community coalesces to mount an
all out effort to destroy Israel, salvation comes as the world is
on the brink of Armageddon. An unexpected, undreamed of, series
of events takes place. One man, out of nowhere begins a new wave
of humanity that overturns the world order from that of cupidity,
hedonism and godlessness, to one of justice, peace and prosperity.
It is a book of adventure and horror, but also one of hope. Out
of a frenzied abyss of violence, evil, intrigue and chaos can emerge
light and beneficence; it can be the culmination of human existence.
Samson’s feat is repeated. From Samson’s Lion (Aleph
Shin in Hebrew stands for Ari Shimshon – Samson’s Lion)
flows forth sweet honey.