Today in 1946

From [Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Selected_anniversaries/July_22): ‘1946 — A bomb [destroyed](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_David_Hotel_bombing) the headquarters of the British Mandate of Palestine at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing about 90 people and injuring 45 others.’

This was a terrorist attack against the British and Palestinian government agencies located in the building. The surprising thing to realise for us ‘history challenged’ Americans is that this terrorist bombing was carried out by an underground Jewish paramilitary organisation called the [Irgun](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irgun) which advocated [‘Revisionist Zionism’](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revisionist_Zionism) prior to the establishment of the modern Israeli state.

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