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Cristol Didn't Verify His Israeli Sources

Reader comment on item: The Liberty Incident: The 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S. Spy Ship

Submitted by Joe Meadors (United States), Dec 27, 2002 at 13:13

During Jay's presentation to the Middle East Institute on December 18, 2002 I asked him how he verified that the people he interviewed in Israel who claimed to have participated in the attack actually were the participants they claim to be.

He said he did not verify their claims.

I asked him if he compared the accounts they told him during his interviews with their testimony during the investigations the Israelis claimed to have conducted.

He said he did not.

One has to wonder how much of what he wrote has not been verified or confirmed.

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