Trivia question: What is the only country and their government to have their military blatantly attack an allied United States Naval vessel during a time of war?
USS LIBERTY INCIDENT
Why did Israel try to sink a naval vessel of its benefactor and ally? Most likely because 'Liberty's' intercepts flatly contradicted Israel's claim, made at the war's beginning on 5 June, that Egypt had attacked Israel, and that Israel's massive air assault on three Arab nations was in retaliation. In fact, Israel began the war by a devastating, Pearl-Harbor style surprise attack that caught the Arabs in bed and destroyed their entire air forces.
If you want a really good read about how bloodthirsty, manipulative, and controlling the Israeli government is, read "God Cried" by Tony Clifton.