If Ben Gurion had only wanted revenge he would have had Eichmann quietly killed in Argentina avoid the diplomatic incident his kidnapping created but a high profile trial in Israel would make the world look up. If Eichmann had been handed over to somebody else he would have done some jail time & one day walk away a free man because he was not bombing London or doing anything the Europeans would be proud to open old wounds over, to them he was a back room boy. To Israel he was as bad as Hitler and Ben Gurion never made a secret of the fact the trial was politically motivated if it wasn't Eichmann would not be tried for CRIMES AGANST THE JEWISH PEOPLE just traditional war crimes issues. The purpose was to remind the world that was irritable of the ghosts of recent past that the Holocaust took place and IIT WORKED. The intellectual solution would have led to the Holocaust being forgotten in Europe.
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from the article: The Jewish philosopher who tried to convince Israel not to try Eichmann