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Thu, 16 Feb|
The Altalena Affair
Hybrid event held in-person and online
Time & Location
16 Feb, 20:00
Loughton Synagogue, Borders Ln, Loughton IG10 1TE, UK
About the event
The Altalena Affair was a violent confrontation that took place in June 1948 by the newly created Israel Defense Forces against the Irgun (also known as IZL), one of the Jewish paramilitary groups that were in the process of merging to form the IDF. The confrontation involved a cargo ship, the Altalena, captained by ex-US Navy lieutenant Monroe Fein and led by senior IZL commander Eliyahu Lankin, which had been loaded with weapons and fighters by the independent Irgun, but arrived during the murky period of the Irgun's absorption into the IDF.
Solicitor and Member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Adrian Cohen will talk about this seminal event in the history of the fledging State of Israel which nearly brought on a Civil War and whose ripples still reverberate today.
This event will be held in person and also online via zoom. Details for attending physcially and virtually will be included in your ticket.
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