This Day in Jewish History 1988: Israeli Mastermind Behind Iran-Contra Dies in Plane Crash

Amiram Nir, counter-terrorism adviser, helped America concoct the scheme to secretly sell arms to Iran, and transfer the income to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

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On November 30, 1988, a single-engine Cessna plane crashed in Michoacan state in Mexico, west of Mexico City, killing two and injuring two. One of the dead was the man who had chartered the plane, using the...