Israel Honors Lavon Affair Terrorists Who Attacked U.S. in '54, attempted to blame "Arabs"
This is my summary: In 1954's "Lavon Affair", Israeli Mossad agents, working in Egypt, planted bombs in several civilian buildings targeting particular European/Americans including a United States diplomatic facility. They left 'evidence' to implicate Arabs. It didn't work. Israel was exposed in its 'false flag operation.' The goall was to destabalize U.S, Britsh, and Middle East relations, and to put the U.S. on Israel's side exclusively.
It perhaps would have worked though one bomb detonated prematurely. This accident in the Mossad plan let Egyptian law enforcement capture and identify one of the Israeli terrorists, and Egypt rounded up a large spy ring. It's a fact that Israel has a prior history of setting off terrorist bombs in other countries and killing civilians if it suits Israeli foreign policy ideas--with the intent to blame Arabs for them.
Recent public awards ceremony in Jerusalem, THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL SAID: "Although it is still a sensitive situation, we decided now to express our respect for these heroes." He then presented the three surviving members of the terrorist cell with certificates of appreciation. President Katzav handed letters of thanks to Marcelle Ninio, Robert Dassa and Meir Zafran, three survivors of the group in their seventies, last Wednesday. Letters were also given to families of other deceased militants, some who were sentenced to death in Egypt for the terrorist attack.
Egypt expressed astonishment at Israel's honouring of 11 Egyptian Jews who planted these bombs. Cairo on Sunday described them as terrorists... "This is a decision that calls for astonishment," said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu al-Ghait. "These individuals can be labelled as terrorists as far as international standards go," he added.
Hey, sort of sounds like Israeli Mossad activities in their moving company cover on September 11, 2001, where they filmed the WTCs as they were detonated, cheering and giving each other high-fives. At this rate, when will we see Israel honor its 9-11 Israeli terrorist "heroes", as well!
Israel Honors Jewish Terrorists Who Attacked US
In 1954, Israeli agents working in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including a United States diplomatic facility, and left evidence behind implicating Arabs as the culprits. The ruse would have worked, had not one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to capture and identify one of the bombers, which in turn led to the round up of an Israeli spy ring.
Some of the spies were from Israel, while others were recruited from the local Jewish population. Israel responded to the scandal with claims in the media that there was no spy ring, that it was all a hoax perpetrated by "anti-Semites". But as the public trial progressed, it was evident that Israel had indeed been behind the bombing. Eventually, Israeli's Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon was brought down by the scandal, although it appears that he was himself the victim of a frame-up by the real authors of the bombing project, code named "Operation Susannah."
It is therefore a fact that Israel has a prior history of setting off bombs with the intent to blame Arabs for them. - Reporters Notebook
After half a century of reticence and recrimination, Israel on Wednesday honored nine Egyptian Jews recruited as agents-provocateur in what became one of the worst intelligence bungles in the country's history.
Israel was at war with Egypt when it hatched a plan in 1954 to ruin its rapprochement with the United States and Britain by firebombing sites frequented by foreigners in Cairo and Alexandria.
But Israel hoped the attacks, which caused no casualties, would be blamed on local insurgents collapsed when the young Zionist bombers were caught and confessed at public trials. Two were hanged. The rest served jail terms and emigrated to Israel.
Embarrassed before the West, the fledgling Jewish state long denied involvement. It kept mum even after its 1979 peace deal with Egypt, fearing memories of the debacle could sour ties.
"Although it is still a sensitive situation, we decided now to express our respect for these heroes," President Moshe Katzav said after presenting the three surviving members of the bomber ring with certificates of appreciation at a Jerusalem ceremony.
What went wrong in the "Lavon Affair" -- named after Pinhas Lavon, Israel's defense minister when the plot came to light -- remains a matter of debate in a country more used to tales of espionage coups. The Egyptian Jews were recruited by a fringe unit of Military Intelligence rather than the premier Israeli spy agency Mossad.
The situation recurred in 1985, when U.S. Navy analyst Jonathan Pollard was sentenced to life imprisonment in the United States for passing military secrets to Israel's scientific liaison office.
"As with Pollard, this (Lavon Affair) was a rogue operation," said David Kimche, a former Mossad deputy chief. "We knew never to go down that road again." There is a twist to the Egyptian case -- the now widespread belief that the bombers were betrayed to the authorities by their Israeli handler, who turned double-agent.
"The general feeling is that he was the one who caused it all," Kimche said. Under a veil of secrecy, the handler was tried for contacts with Egyptian intelligence and jailed for 10 years.
Meanwhile, the agents locked up in Egypt were ignored, excluded from several prisoner exchanges with Israel after the wars of 1956 and 1967. Now that they have been officially recognised in Israel, the former agents are campaigning for a full account of their operation to be included in the high-school syllabus.
"This is a great day for all of us, those who were hanged and those who died," said Marcelle Ninio, the only female member of the cell. "We are happy we've got our honour back."
The Story Of Yaakov Markus
Quoted from Maxim Ghilan 'How Israel Lost Its Soul' - Penguin Books (1974) p179:
'Yaakov Markus was born in Berlin on 22 November 1927 to a non-Jewish mother named Mathilde Markus and to a Jewish father. He came to Israel and in the fifties was drafted to serve in the 1956 Sinai campaign. He was killed there and buried provisionally at the Shelah Military Cemetery. Later this cemetery was abolished and the dead were transferred to other permanent graves. Yaakov Markus's bones were to be interred - as Jewish custom stipulates for Gentile dead - 'beyond the pale', that is, behind a small stone fence cordoning off a piece of the Haifa cemetery.
'In this plot were buried other non-Jewish fighters, pilots and technicians who lost their lives helping Israel win her independence in 1948 and preserving it in the years that followed. Markus's parents did not accept the Rabbinate's ruling. They wanted their son to be granted the same honor as the rest of his fallen friends - burial in the Military Cemetery. General Goren, the Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Army - a visionary racist who wanted the conquest of both banks of the Jordan, advocated a religious state and tried to modernize religion for that purpose - was not in the country. The bereaved parents appealed directly to the Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, who had to make a special ruling for them. Markus was finally buried in the same row as his fallen friends. But so that 'his bones should not be mingled with theirs', as Meshulam Schlesinger, Director of the Military Cemetery, put it, his grave was set somewhat apart.
'Meshulam Schlesinger officially stated that the corpse of Yaakov Markus had been circumcised after his death, to allow it to lie beside the Jewish fighters. This was later denied no less officially by the Ministry of Defense. But the grisly and macabre atmosphere surrounding the case has done much to deepen public concern.'
Egypt astonished at Israeli move
Sunday 03 April 2005, 16:53 Makka Time, 13:53 GMT
The Egyptian Foreign Minister is surprised at the Israeli decision
Egypt has expressed its astonishment at Israel's honouring of 11 Egyptian Jews, denounced by a double agent, who planted bombs on its soil in the 1950s.
Israel recognised for the first time on Wednesday that 11 members of a hardline group in Egypt carried out bomb attacks against US and British targets in Egypt.
Cairo on Sunday described those individuals as terrorists who were arrested for their plans to destabilise relations between Egypt, the United States and Britain.
"This is a decision that calls for astonishment," said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu al-Ghait in a statement quoted by the official Mena agency.
"These individuals can be labelled as terrorists as far as international standards go and this is all the more surprising that they are Egyptian Jews," he added.
"These individuals can be labeled as terrorists as far as international standards go and this is all the more surprising that they are Egyptian Jews"
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu al-Ghait
Israeli President Moshe Katzav handed letters of thanks to Marcelle Ninio, Robert Dassa and Meir Zafran, three survivors of the group in their seventies, last Wednesday.
Letters were also given to the families of other deceased militants, two of whom were sentenced to death and executed in Egypt.
The affair dates back to 1954 when the arrest of the 11 Egyptian Jews soon turned into a scandal in Israel after it was found out that the assailants were part of an underground group organised by Israeli military intelligence.
Their goal was to sabotage relations between Egypt and Western countries as Britain's withdrawal from the Suez Canal was being negotiated.
One of the militants committed suicide while in jail, two were sentenced to death by hanging and four others were freed after spending 14 years behind bars.
The incident forced the then defence minister Pinhas Lavon and intelligence Chief Benyamin Gibli to resign from their positions in 1955.
Your tax dollars at work. And the U.S. only subsidises this wacko Middle East religious supremacist and racist state with a billion or so dollars a year. Just think: what would they do with more U.S. subsidizing? Oh, I forget. Zionist double agents are running the Pentagon (Comptroller Rabbi Zakheim oversaw Pentagon finances and remote control airplanes in 9-11) and Rabbi Chertoff is Homeland Security now. Rabbi Chertoff was Ashcroft's second in command at the Department of Justice. It was Rabbi Chertoff who LET THE MOSSAD CELL OUT, THE ONE THAT WAS FILMING THE WTC ATTACKS, and they go back to the rogue state of Israel.
Perhaps U.S. funding, protection, and encouragement of Israeli terrorism it is why there is so much pro-Zionist "terrorism" in the world.
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