With President Obama facing an Israel that refuses to comply with his wish that it halt all further housing expansion in the illegally-occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, James Scott’s book, “The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship,” has special meaning.
The editor had the opportunity of meeting the author at the National Press Club on November 17. Scott, a Charleston, South Carolina-based journalist, has a unique insight into the Israeli attack on the National Security Agency (NSA) ship during the 1967 Six Day War: Scott’s father was the damage control officer on the USS Liberty. Fortunately, Ensign John Scott survived the Israeli attack. Thirty-four of his shipmates were not so lucky.