Amid the jubilee celebrations for the Six-Day War, the tragic story of the American spy ship USS Liberty – which was bombed by an Israeli fighter jet and torpedo boats on June 8, 1967 in the eastern Mediterranean – was somewhat overlooked. Thirty-four American sailors were killed in the Israeli attack and many others were wounded. Israel
‘The Americans have findings that show our pilots were aware the ship was American,’ a newly published document by the State Archives says.
By Ofer Aderet