This piece is mendacious to the first degree. It is well - known and very well documented that Israel entreated King Hussein not to open fire. But Hussein misled by his newly -made Egyptian allies decided he had to have a share in the great Arab victory. And thus sent his forces towards Jerusalem. What is to be gained by Segev's ignoring the basic historical truth, and spinning yet another 'loksh' for anti- Israel consumption I don't know.
U.S. Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
from the article: What was forgotten that morning