Bay of Pigs operation failed, leading to nuke build-up and face-off that was ended by direct communication between Kennedy and Kruschev...imagine if Kennedy was not president and a war-monger, like the generals who were vamping the nation up for war, was? He received so much heat for that, and perhaps it costed him his life... but in the end, nuclear war was avoided... I hope Israel doesn't forget this because once long range missiles start striking metropolises in Israel, like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the biggest existential threat to Israel will be that most of its population who can afford to leave, will leave (we saw this time and again).
Ofir Akunis officially replaces Danny Danon as minister of science, technology, and space (Haaretz)
from the article: Mossad chief: Nuclear Iran not necessarily existential threat to Israel