Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman on USS Liberty

Israeli authors Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman argue (contrary to most Israeli accounts) that the Israelis saw the American flag on the ship but attacked anyway. They write:

. . . . neither the United States nor the Israeli government provided a coherent explanation and left the way open for rumors, speculation and natural anger felt by many U.S. Navy veterans....When they saw the U.S. flag, the Israelis thought it was probably the Egyptians pretending to be Americans and did not bother to check.

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Jim Ennes and Joe Meadors

USS Liberty