The bombarding of the Altalena off the Tel Aviv coast, June 22, 1948. GPO

Searching for the Altalena, the Ship That Almost Sank Young Israel

Ben-Gurion ordered Israeli forces to sink the ship that belonged to a right-wing-militia because it challenged the new state's authority. Now, two experts insist they can find it - but how many political demons will they dredge up?

Even the people who are searching for the Altalena admit it’s an illogical mission that requires a great deal of knowledge, research, time and money. And still, 70 years after it was sunk off Tel Aviv, they’re...

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