The Lavon Affair
Posted July 10, 2005

Forward courtesy of Adelaide Institute <> & < >

In the early 1950s, agents of an Israeli terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including U.S. diplomatic facilities. They left behind "evidence" implicating the 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. This led to a round-up of the entire ring.

Why would our Jewish friends do something like this to their greatest benefactor?

The story begins when the United States began pressuring the British to withdraw from the Suez Canal and leave Egypt, something the U.K. eventually agreed to do. Israel was strongly opposed to British withdrawal, as it feared this would remove a check on Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser in his defense of Arab interests against the Zionist menace. But diplomatic methods failed to sway the British.

And so, in the summer of 1954 Colonel Benyamin Gibli, the chief of Israel's army intelligence, intiated Operation Susannah in order to reverse that decision. The plan called for bombing British and American facilities in Egypt, with the intent that they would be attributed to the Egyptian government, to show what a "threat" it posed. Operatives had been recruited several years before, when the Israeli intelligence officer Avram Dar, alias John Darling, arrived in Cairo under a British cover. The recruits came from the local Jewish population and were trained in the techniques of covert terror operations.

On July 2 they struck. A post office in Alexandria was firebombed, and on July 14 the U.S. Information Agency libraries in Alexandria and Cairo, as well as a British-owned theater, were also bombed.

The bombs themselves were homemade, consisting of bags containing acid placed over nitroglycerine. They were inserted into books and placed on the shelves of the libraries just before closing time. Several hours later, as the acid ate through the bags, the bombs exploded.

When one bomb ignited prematurely in his pocket, Egyptian authorities arrested suspect Robert Dassa. In searching his apartment, they found incriminating evidence and the names of his accomplices in the operation. Several suspects were arrested, including Egyptian Jews and undercover Israelis, who admitted their roles in the plot, which had been authorized at the highest levels of the Zionist entity.

Israeli authorities reacted to the incident with vociferous denials and charges of "anti-Semitism." But the fact that the Jewish state was behind the bombings could not be concealed, and in 1960 Israel's Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon was brought down by the scandal, along with the entire Israeli government.

FOOTNOTE: This is not the only time the Jewish entity has attacked the United States and tried to blame the Arabs for their own treachery. During the 1967 Mideast war, the Israelis attempted to sink a U.S. intelligence-gathering ship, the USS Liberty, in a vicious, unprovoked, premeditated attack, which left 34 American servicemen dead and another 171 badly wounded and maimed for life. The Israelis intended to blame the Egyptians for the attack, thus tricking the U.S. into war against that Arab country. Miraculously, the unprotected vessel survived the assault, and the true story of this treacherous attack by America's special pet in the Middle East eventually emerged.