US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News :: International
US conference to revisit USS Liberty sinking
07 Jan 2004
Controversy has raged for
years over the sinking of the Liberty, a signals intelligence ship, in international waters by
Israeli jets and torpedo boats in which 34 US sailors were killed and 171 wounded
US conference to revisit USS Liberty sinking
WASHINGTON: The US State Department will sponsor a conference next week on the
1967 Arab-Israeli War that will include a discussion of the controversial sinking by Israel
of a US naval vessel in the Mediterrean during the conflict.

The two-day conference, hosted by the department’s historical office, will be held on
January 12 and 13 coinciding with the release of documents detailing US diplomacy
during the war, the department said.

“The latest historical research on the 1967 Arab-Israeli War will be presented” at the
conference that will be attended by historians and Middle East experts from around the
world, it said in a statement. The first panel discussion of the conference “will be devoted
largely to the attack on the USS Liberty,” the department said. Controversy has raged for
years over the sinking of the Liberty, a signals intelligence ship, in international waters by
Israeli jets and torpedo boats in which 34 US sailors were killed and 171 wounded. Israel
maintains that its forces mistook the Liberty for an Egyptian warship but many, including
survivors, have disputed the Israeli account and have demanded a new investigation of
the sinking.

One leading skeptic of the Israeli explanation, James Bamford, author of several books on
US intelligence, will participate in the panel on the Liberty incident, according to the
State Department. —AFP

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_8-1-2004_pg4_12
See also:
http://www.ussliberty.org

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.