Movie Goof (revealing mistake): Shortly before escaping from prison, two of the main characters are playing a game of chess. The chessboard is set up the wrong way, as is clearly seen when the guard takes it away. Each player should have a white square on his right hand, not a black one.
Movie Goof (plot holes): General Sutherland tells Kitty that Tom should not have gone on what became his fatal photojournalist assignment because it was a minor border incident where Jews blow up some bridges. Kitty shows the General the last photo taken by Tom of a fighter strafing the truck the General and Tom were riding in taken by Tom from an obviously dangerous vantage point. The Jews had no fighter aircraft.
Movie Goof (anachronisms): When the crowd sings "Hatikvah" after Barak announces the UN vote to partition Palestine, which takes place in 1947, they sing the new lyrics which were rewritten after Israel became independent in May 1948.
Movie Goof (crew or equipment visible): There are many moments throughout the film where the shadows of the camera equipment can be seen.
Movie Goof (continuity error): After the prison break, Paul Newman's character and his uncle are both shot as the car escapes the road block. When the car drives off the road into the underbrush, there are no bullet holes in the trunk or the rear window.
Movie Goof (continuity error): When parking because of traffic, the car carrying Peter Lawford and Eva Marie Saint, bumps into another parked car. When Peter Lawford gets out of the car, the car is seen parked with some space in between.
Movie Goof (factual errors): The film repeats a historical error contained in the original novel, when Karen tells Dov about how King Christian of Denmark publicly wore a yellow Star of David in defiance of a Nazi order that all Danish Jews do so. In fact this incident never occurred - Danish Jews were never ordered to wear the yellow star.