1948: Lehi assassinate FM Ernest Bevin in London

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Von Schadewald
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1948: Lehi assassinate FM Ernest Bevin in London

Post by Von Schadewald » 24 Feb 2020 02:43

If Yaakov Heruti of the Lehi had succeeded in assassinating Ernest Bevin in London in early 1948, what would have been the result?
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Yaaco ... ers-618194

Would it have delayed or cancelled the British plans to withdraw from Palestine? Or would it have hastened them?

Would UK public outrage have resulted in the torching of some kosher butchers? Or some synagogues? Or even attacks and slaying of some of the UK's 400,000 Jews, with calls to expel them?

Heruti, 93, is still alive. If he had been caught, his trial would have been of note, and he would have been added to Pierrepoint's four Jewish victims.

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