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    • Ratami
    • 30.05.13 | 12:50 (IDT)

    Richard Helms the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) Operations at time of being of war. "Israeli would have it that they did not start the war, but our own intelligence advised otherwise In the spring of 1972, and one of 12 members of Israel’s General Staff, addressed a political literary club in Tel Aviv. said: “The thesis according to which the danger of genocide hung over us in June 1967, and according to which Israel was fighting for her very physical survival, was nothing but a bluff which was born and bred after the war.” Comments from General Matetiyahu Peled, Chief of Logistical Command during the 1967 war “Israel was never in real danger and there was no evidence that Egypt had any intention of attacking Israel.” He added that “Israeli intelligence knew that Egypt was not prepared for war.” In 1982. Prime Minister Begin said “In June 1967 we had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us, We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.”

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