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by Doron Geller This week we will be discussing a spy story in Israel's early years that left a nasty mark on the young state, with reverberations for the following 20 years. It was called the "Lavon Affair," after Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon, "Esek HaBish" or "The Mishap". It revolved around nearly a dozen highly dedicated young Egyptian Jews who were asked, and agreed to spy for Israel against the country in which they were born. Why they were caught and more or less abandoned by Israel to incarceration and for a while, torture in Egypt's prisons to be finally released only 14 years later is a question that has never been answered. This story, known as "Operation Susannah," is thus one of idealism and self-sacrifice, as well as abandonment and an unwillingness to take responsibility.
1. There is no proof at all of who was actually on the hijacked airplanes last 9/11. Even the head of the FBI admits that the only hard evidence are the names used by the hijackers on faked IDs . At least 7 of the men whose names were on those IDs have since turned up alive. Another had died back in 1999.
Pinhas Lavon The Lavon Affair refers to a failed Israeli covert operation , code named Operation Susannah , conducted in Egypt in the Summer of 1954. As part of the false flag operation, [ 1 ] a group of Egyptian Jews were recruited by Israeli military intelligence for plans to plant bombs inside Egyptian, American and British -owned targets. The attacks were to be blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood , Egyptian Communists , "unspecified malcontents" or "local nationalists" with the aim of creating a climate of sufficient violence and instability to induce the British government to retain its occupying troops in Egypt's Suez Canal zone. [ 2 ] The operation caused no casualties, except for those members of the cell who committed suicide after being captured.