Saturday, June 10, 2017

Remember the Liberty!


Most Americans have never heard of the Israeli, Ephraim “Eppie” Evron.  A half century ago, in May of 1967, he was deputy chief of mission in the Israeli embassy in Washington and in that ostensible capacity had a meeting with President Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office on May 26.  From all indications, as we learn from Phillip Nelson in Remember the Liberty!: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High SeasEvron was likely the real power in the embassy as the top Mossad official there.  An even more interesting thing about Evron was that he was “one of the main conspirators” in the infamous Lavon Affair, a failed plot in 1954 by Israel to bomb U.S. and British facilities in Egypt and pin it on Arab extremists. (In 2005 the Israeli government outrageously honored nine of its agents involved in that episode.)  Thanks to America’s Israel-first press, the appalling, treacherous Lavon Affair is no doubt as little known to Americans as is Eppie Evron.  Read More>>>

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