On June 8, 1967 Israeli forces attacked a US Navy ship sailing in international waters, killing 34 Americans and injuring at least 174. President Lyndon Johnson recalled rescue aircraft because he did not want to "embarrass an ally."
In 2003 a blue-ribbon independent commission chaired by four-star Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, concluded that Israel had committed an act of war against the United States and had murdered Americans. Crew members are still waiting for justice and a full investigation.
For more information see our section on the USS Liberty.
Please distribute materials about this attack. Many people feel that if more people had spoken out about it at the time and since, the most recent assaults would not have occurred. In fact, many analysts feel it is likely that the enabling American aid for Israeli crimes will end when more people learn about the USS Liberty.