The Altalena affair brought the newborn state of Israel to the brink of a minor civil war

Castlewitz, David M.
December 2006
Military History;Dec2006, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p69
The article focuses on the Altalena affair that took place in June 1948 in Israel. The affair involved Altalena cargo ship, which was carrying soldiers and military supplies, and two Jewish armies fighting for the control of Israel. The affair was between the Israeli Defense Forces and Irgun army which started as the Irguns purchased Altalena.


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