The Press: Exposing International Secrets

For incurring official wrath, two Israeli editors were dealt even harsher punishment than Colonel Moranda. Last December, Shemuel Mohr and Maxim Ghilan decided to try a little political sensationalism to boost the circulation (10,000) of their sex-oriented magazine, Bui. Under the headline "Stinking International Affair," they wrote that Israeli government officials were hushing up facts about the kidnaping of Moroccan Leftist Mehdi ben Barka in 1965. Not only were the French and Moroccan secret services involved in the plot, suggested Bui, but so was Israel.

As soon as he learned of the story, Israeli Minister of Justice Jacob Shapiro ordered all copies...

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