Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel

Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel

A new play that explores how President Harry S. Truman’s friendship with his former business partner, Eddie Jacobson, led to the creation of Israel Eddie Jacobson, a Jewish haberdashery salesman, and Harry Truman initially bonded during World War I where the Missouri men were put in charge of a struggling army canteen. The success of that venture leads to their joining forces after the war to open a haberdashery store in Kansas City, MO. When the depression hit and their store failed, Harry went into politics and Eddie went back on the road as a traveling salesman. In 1948, as the Zionists were struggling to convince President Truman to support the United Nation’s recognition of Israel, Eddie was asked to push their unlikely friendship to the breaking point.

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Show Category: Drama

Opening:Aug 25, 2011
Closing:Dec 18, 2012

Theater Information
Actors Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street
New York, NY
Between 8th and 9th Ave.


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