Joanna M. Saidel

Does anyone remember the Altalena after 70 years?

TODAY IS THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SINKING OF THE IRGUN SHIP, ALTALENA. This incident marked the point of no return in the controversy  between fledgling political parties at the time of Israeli statehood. Its repercussions reverberated for decades. CLICK HERE FOR THE WHOLE STORY:

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About the Author
Joanna M. Saidel, Ph.D was the personal research assistant for the late Professor Benzion Netanyahu, father of the current prime minister, from 2000 to 2010. She authored the Doctoral dissertation, Revisionist Zionism in America: The Campaign to Win American Public Support, 1939-1948, and the Master’s thesis, Jewish Life in Latin America. She was awarded "First Place" in the International Art Competition, "My Jerusalem," by Mayor Teddy Kollek and Baron Edmond de Rothschild.
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