Melvin A. Goodman — CounterPunch
… In 1967, Israeli officials at the highest level lied to the White House about the start of the Six-Day War. As a junior analyst at the CIA, I helped to draft the report that described Israel’s attack against Egypt on the morning of June 5, 1967. There were sensitive communications intercepts that documented Israeli preparations for an attack, and no evidence of an Egyptian battle plan … The Israeli government lied to the White House about how the war started. President Johnson was told that the Egyptians had initiated firing on Israeli settlements, and that an Egyptian squadron had been observed heading toward Israeli. Neither statement was true … The CIA, meanwhile, had the benefit of satellite photography that showed Egyptian planes parked on airfields wingtip-to-wingtip, which pointed to no plan to attack.