Did Kissinger Urge Egypt to Attack Israel?

From the Daily Beast:

A new memoir by CIA officer Jack O’Connell reveals that King Hussein warned Nasser about the 1967 Israel attack and that Kissinger urged Egypt to attack Israel in 1973. But does the record bear this out? Ross Schneiderman investigates.

Whether it’s the expansion of settlements or the status of Jerusalem, the past has always held a central role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So as Palestinian protestscontinued to roil the Jewish state on Sunday, a new book by a former CIA agent in Amman and a trusted adviser to the Jordanian king offers some eye-opening claims about the history of the conflict.

Article - Schneiderman Kissinger HusseinHenry Kissinger and King Hussein in 1973. Credit: AP PhotoAmong them: That the late King Hussein of Jordan warned Egyptian strongman Gamal Abdel Nasser about Israel’s pre-emptive strike in the 1967 war, and that Henry Kissinger, then the U.S. president’s national security adviser, urged Egypt to attack Israel in 1973.

“So much of what’s been done over the past 50 or 60 years in the Middle East has been based on falsehoods,” writes Jack O’Connell, the book’s author, who died last summer.

“Now the time has come to tell the truth about what happened in 1967 and 1973, and beyond.”[…]


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