Our board’s resident expert on Israeli and Zionist history, Jerome Chanes, has recently written a piece in The Forward, alleging a successful plot by David Ben-Gurion (in collusion with Moshe Dayan) to undermine Moshe Sharett as his successor as prime minister in 1954-55, sabotaging secret peace negotiations with Egypt’s Pres. Gamel Abdel Nasser in the process:
The Lessons of the ‘Lavon Affair’
Sixty years ago, a burgeoning peace between Israel and the Arab world was torpedoed by the ‘Lavon Affair,’ writes Jerome Chanes. There are echoes of this sabotage today.
Read more: http://forward.com/authors/jerome-chanes/#ixzz32JTSU5vA