Christians, Jews, Moslems, and Pagans all share an ancient dream of possessing the land that lies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea which they hold sacred.
In 1956 an Egyptian spy, Ishmael al Mohammed, is determined to gaiin information which will reclaim the infant state of Israel for the displaced Palestinian Arabs, one of whom is his mother. While on a secret espionage mission posing as an Israeli, he falls passionately in love with a Jewish woman, Rebecca Silverman. He must decide if he will betray the only person he will ever care for or be true to Islam, Egypt, and his family. A Christian, Danny O' Halloran, has always dreamed of walking the Stations of the Cross in Jerusalelm, while a pagan donkey goddess named Pales dreams of being worshipped again by the original inhabitants of Canann, which was renamed Palestine in her honor. Israeli politicians dream of making their coutry a nuclear power while Britain and France conspire to regain the Suez Canal, which the President of Egypt nationalized.
Against the backdrip of circumstances leading to the 1956 Suez war between Israel and Egypt a love story which encompasses the forbidden romance of Romeo and Juliet, Delilah's betrayal of Samson and Britains"s MI6 double agents unfolds as Ishmael and Rebecca's story spans three millennia of history.