ISRAEL: House Divided

The old LST nosed in toward the shores of Israel. She called herself the Altalena now, and aboard were 750 supporters of the terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi and enough weapons and ammunition (so the Irgun boasted) to arm a brigade of 6,000. In defiance of the U.N. truce and of the Israeli government, the Irgun intended to land the arms.

"Bitterest Blow." On the beach at Kfar Vitkin, 20 miles north of Tel Aviv, waited slight, sharp-eyed Menachim Beigin and a force of his bully boys, to help unload. But Haganah, now Israel's...

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