Lyndon Johnson Was First to Align U.S. Policy With Israel’s Policies

By Donald Neff

It was 33 years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. While a traumatized nation grieved for its youngest president, he was succeeded by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was to become the most pro-Israel president up to that time. A sea change was about to take place in America’s relations with Israel.

Johnson was quick to declare his support for the Jewish state. Shortly after being sworn in as president, Johnson reportedly remarked to an Israeli diplomat:

“You have lost a very great friend, but you have found a better one.” Commented Isaiah L. Kenen, one of the most effective lobbyists for Israel in Washington: “ I would say that everything he did as president supported that statement.” 1

Up to Johnson’s presidency, no administration had been as completely pro-Israel and anti-Arab as his. Harry S. Truman, while remembered as a warm friend of Israel, was more interested in his own election than Israel’s fate. After winning office on his own in 1948 with the support of the Jewish vote, he seemed to lose interest in the Jewish state.2

Dwight D. Eisenhower was distinctly cool toward Israel, seeing it as a major irritant in America’s relations with the Arab world and U.S. access to oil. There were no powerful partisans of Israel in his administration and his secretary of state, John Foster Dulles, was a frequent critic of Israel. Kennedy was considerably warmer toward the Jewish state and became the first president to begin providing major weapons to it, breaking an embargo in place since 1947.3 Yet he valued the U.S. position in the Arab world, particularly with Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser, and as a result maintained a fairly even-handed policy despite having a number of pro-Israel officials in his administration.

All this changed dramatically under Johnson. Not only was he personally a strong supporter of the Jewish state but he had a number of high officials, advisers and friends who shared his view. These included officials within the administration such as McGeorge Bundy, Clark Clifford, Arthur Goldberg, Harry McPherson, John Roche, the Rostow brothers, Walt and Eugene, and Ben Wattenberg.

These officials occupied such high offices as the ambassador to the United Nations, the head of the National Security Council and the number two post at the State Department. They were assiduous in putting forward Israel’s interests in such memoranda as “What We Have Done for Israel” 4 and “New Things We Might Do in Israel” 5 and “How We Have Helped Israel.” 6

The president was repeatedly urged to distance America from the Arab world.

The president was repeatedly urged by Israel’s supporters to embrace Israeli policy, give the Jewish state increased aid, and distance America from the Arab world. So pervasive was the influence of Israel’s supporters during Johnson’s tenure that CIA Director Richard Helms believed there was no important U.S. secret affecting Israel that the Israeli government did not know about in this period.7

So closely allied were U.S. and Israeli interests in the mind of “Mac” Bundy, the special coordinator of Middle East policy during the 1967 war, that he once sought to buttress a recommendation to Johnson by remarking: “This is good LBJ doctrine and good Israeli doctrine, and therefore a good doctrine to get out in public.” 8 When initial war reports showed Israel making dramatic gains and several officials in the State Department Operations Room outwardly showed satisfaction, Undersecretary of State Gene Rostow turned to them with a broad smile on his face and said ironically: “Gentlemen, gentlemen, do not forget we are neutral in word, thought and deed.” 9 In the State Department’s summary of the start of the war, Rostow’s brother, Walt, the national security adviser, wrote on a covering letter to Johnson: “Herewith the account, with a map, of the first day’s turkey shoot.” 10

Beyond the administration’s supporters of Israel, one of Johnson’s closest informal advisers was Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, another warm friend of Israel’s. Two of Johnson’s closest outside advisers were Abraham Feinberg and Arthur B. Krim, both strong supporters of Israel. Feinberg was president of the American Bank & Trust Company of New York and the man whose “activities started a process of systematic fund-raising for politics [in the late 1940s] that has made Jews the most conspicuous fund-raisers and contributors to the Democratic Party,” according to a study by Stephen D. Isaacs, Jews and American Politics. Johnson routinely consulted Feinberg on Middle East policy.

Vocal Supporters of Israel

Feinberg was a vocal supporter of increased aid to Israel. Although an American, Feinberg at various times owned the Coca-Cola franchise in Israel and was a part-owner of the Jerusalem Hilton Hotel. When his bank fell into trouble in the 1970s and two of its officers were convicted of misappropriating funds, the Israeli Bank Leumi Company, in a generous act of reverse aid, purchased Feinberg’s American Bank & Trust Company.11

Arthur Krim was president of United Artists Corporation of Hollywood, a New York attorney and another major Democratic fund-raiser. He served as chairman of the Democratic National Party Finance Committee and chairman of the President’s Club of New York, the most potent source of Johnson’s campaign funds. Krim was married to a physician, Mathilde, who in her youth had briefly served as an agent for the Irgun, the Jewish terrorist group led by Menachem Begin.

The Krims were so close to Johnson that they built a vacation house near his Texas ranch to be close to him on long weekends and were regular guests at the White House. Mathilde Krim stayed at the White House during much of the 1967 war and was a regular caller at the Israeli Embassy, passing reports and gossip back and forth. The Krims, like other Johnson friends, did not hesitate to advise the president on Middle East policy.12

How influential the Krims were in forming Johnson’s Middle East policy was hinted at by notes in the president’s daily diary for June 17, 1967. The notes reported that at a dinner with the Krims and others at Camp David, Johnson openly discussed a speech he was working on that was to establish the nation’s Middle East policy for the years ahead.

According to the notes, Johnson read from various drafts of the speech around the dinner table, “inserting additions and making changes, also accepting comments and suggestions from all at the table.” Thus two passionate partisans of Israel, the Krims, helped Johnson refine what was later called the “five great principles of peace,” the pillars of U.S. policy in the Middle East for the next two decades.

After Johnson delivered the speech on June 19, he received a report of an enthusiastic phone call from Abe Feinberg saying that the Jewish community was delighted with the speech. “Mr. Feinberg said he had visited with Israelis and Jewish leaders all over the country and they are high in their appreciation.” 13

Under Johnson, aid to Israel increased and the old arms embargo was completely shattered, portending the massive transfer of treasure, technology and weapons that began in the next administration of Richard M. Nixon. That, of course, was only the beginning of the age of total support of Israel, which has reached new heights under Bill Clinton.

RECOMMENDED READING

Donovan, Robert J., Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S Truman, 1945-1948, New York, W.W. Norton, 1977.

*Green, Stephen, Taking Sides: America’s Secret Relations with a Militant Israel, New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1984.

*Hersh, Seymour M., The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy, New York, Random House, 1991.

Isaacs, Stephen D., Jews and American Politics, Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974.

Khalidi, Walid (ed.), From Haven to Conquest: Readings in Zionism and the Palestine Problem until 1948, Washington, DC, Institute for Palestine Studies, second printing, 1987.

Miller, Merle, Lyndon: An Oral History , New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1980.

*Neff, Donald, Warriors for Jerusalem: The Six Days that Changed the Middle East, New York, Linden Press/Simon & Schuster, 1984.

*Neff, Donald, Fallen Pillars: U.S. Policy towards Palestine and Israel since 1945, Washington, DC, Institute for Palestine Studies, 1995.

Rubenberg, Cheryl A., Israel and the American National Interest: A Critical Examination , Chicago, University of Illinois Press, 1986.

Wilson, Evan M., Decision on Palestine: How the U.S. came to Recognize Israel, Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution Press, 1979.

FOOTNOTES

1 Miller, Lyndon, p. 477. This was generally the assessment in Israel as well; see Green, Taking Sides, pp. 184-86.

2 See for instance: Wilson, Decision on Palestine, pp. 148-49; Rubenberg, Israel and the American National Interest, pp. 9-10, 31; Khalidi, From Haven to Conquest, pp. liii-lxvii; Donald Neff, “Palestine, Truman and America’s Strategic Balance, 4″ American-Arab Affairs, No. 25, Summer 1988, pp. 30-41.

3 Neff, Fallen Pillars, pp. 170-71.

4 State Dept., NEA/IAI:2/8/67; confidential, declassified 4/16/81.

5 W.W. Rostow, Memorandum for the President, 5/21/66; secret, declassified 3/13/79.

6 Unsigned, White House papers, 5/19/66; secret, declassified 3/13/79.

7 Neff, Warriors for Jerusalem, p. 110.

8 Ibid., p. 273.

9 Ibid., p. 213.

10 Rostow to the President, 6/5/67, secret.

11 Isaacs, Jews and American Politics, p. 83. Detailed information on Feinberg, including his aid to Israel’s nuclear program, is in Hersh, The Samson Option, pp. 93-111.

12 Neff, Warriors for Jerusalem, pp. 83, 156-58.

13 “Marvin to the President,” memorandum, 6:30 PM, 19 June 1967, reprinted in Neff, Warriors for Jerusalem, pp. 307-08.

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
http://www.wrmea.com/backissues/1196/9611096.htm

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  1. LETTER TO THE EDITOR (S)

    SENIORS REMEMBER THE PAST

    We are occupied by Israel just as the Palestinians are, but in a different way: Through bribes and pressure on every member of our government. No person can be president without the approval of AIPAC–the Israeli lobby.( The organized Crime syndicate )
    Israelis and their American servants are trying to pass laws that would make saying anything critical of Israel or the Jews anywhere in the world, a criminal offense. Hate crimes laws are the beginning, and there are actually those in our government trying to shut down our freedom of speech as it has been shut down in most of Europe. What will Americans do then?
    This foreign lobby (AIPAC) and the espionage involved with Israel puts the national security of the United States, in the gravest jeopardy, yet our government officials continue to take the bribes, listen to their think tanks, and continue appointments of members to important positions.—— Israeli engineers have developed much of the American military’s cutting—edge weapons technology in recent years, that in itself makes no sense. AIPAC is discredited in the eyes of the American public as a nest of spies, but our officials ignore our concerns.
    “When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations,
    the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” Dresden James.

    Review and study political & religious beliefs of just 65 years ago, and compare it to the drastic change of propaganda & agendas of today.
    Now is it any wonder neither have real support or loyalty from the people??

    Ronald L. Waldron
    48 Hammond Street
    Jamestown, NY 14701

    rwaldron@stny.rr.com

    http://www.ronaldlwaldron.com

    http://highfive4all.com PEACE 4 ALL

  2. AMERICA’S WORST ENEMIES, — WASHINGTON,D.C. AND TEL AVIV

    WASHINGTON, D.C. AND TEL AVIV

    Co-conspirators:

    Weaponized Caterpillar D9 bulldozers, suspend deliveries, to Israel. Israel will receive 20 F-35 stealth fighters instead in exchange for extending a meaningless three-month settlement moratorium. These fighter jets are far more sophisticated than what the Israeli military needs to continue killing Palestinians, as they’ve repeatedly done recently in Gaza. Palestinians have no air defenses, nor air force, so worry that these fighters are intended to kill regionally. That along with the 300 nuclear war heads, the
    atrocities committed on their neighbors so far dwarves what is coming in the near future. Simply amazing how some GOD gives direction to American presidents, but
    no one else. How ever there is a bunch of self anointed disciples ready to sanction any renegade claiming such.

    WE HAVE STOOD WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, NOW HE NEEDS TO STAND WITH US ..Don’t count on it, we were Deceived over & over again.

    The very foundations of the U.S. economy have rotted away and we now find ourselves on the verge of an economic collapse. Already, millions upon millions of Americans are slipping out of the middle class and into the devastating grip of poverty. Statistic after statistic proves that the middle class in the United States is shrinking month after month after month.

    Tent Cities, Homelessness And Soul-Crushing Despair: The Legacy Of Decades Of Government Debt And Mismanagement Of The Economy
    12 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind – Federal Employees And Members Of Congress Are Getting Rich While Those Of Us Who Pay Their Salaries Suffer

    OUR veterans suffer after tour upon tour for wars they never should have fought. Pre-emption for foreign reasoning.

    Republicans proclaim that we are experiencing all of this economic chaos because of the Democrats.
    Democrats proclaim that we are experiencing all of this economic chaos because of the Republicans.

    We find that members of both parties have raped the resources and wealth of the American people for special interest, by corruption and

    unreasonable support for a rogue state and organized crime syndicate. Such treason has destroyed our democracy and turning our

    form of government more and more toward fascism.

    Threw thick and thin we have stood with President Obama, NOW is the time for the President to stand with the people voting him into office,

    not the foreign lobbies, foreign policies of the past, or fighting the wars they bring unto themselves.

    The issues are not to take back our Country from one political party or another. It is a fact, we need to take back our government and

    Country from foreign interest, their syndicate, their lobbies, their atrocities, and the religious misconceptions of 2000 yrs ago.

    By the way folks, Washington staffers report to lobbies such as AIPAC, J-Street, and others prior to if at all, to your representative.

    While AIPAC celebrates victory in recent congressional elections, and people like Congressman Eric Cantor volunteer to “get their back,” it is clear that violence-prone supporters of Israel are worried about a growing nonviolent international movement standing in their way.
    We recognize that our opponents have more money than we do. We know they are politically stronger than we are, and intent on continuous expansion of Israeli settlements and greater and greater oppression of the Palestinian population. Globalization means you also my friends.

    poverty rate in America 18-20%—Highest rate in 25 yrs.
    poverty rate in Israel 20-25% and climbing.

    Yet the War profits, and corruption has yielded the
    top 2% (The elites) historic profits.

    Matthew 5:9 : Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of GOD

    http://www.ronaldlwaldron.com

  3. Put U.S. Interests–Not Israel’s–First

    Dear Representatives:

    For the first time in 60 yrs, would you
    please do as you were elected to do.

    Please put U.S. interests–not Israel’s–first when making difficult budget decisions.

    While ordinary Americans struggle to find living-wage jobs, affordable housing, and quality
    health care, and massive cuts in government programs are contemplated to scale back the out-of-control
    U.S. deficit and debt, U.S. Foreign aid to Israel continues to rise.

    President Obama’s FY2012 budget request is expected to include a record $3.1 billion in military aid to Israel.
    Just this week, Obama has offered an additional 20 F-35 stealth fighter jets to Israel, increasing our 2010
    military aid to Israel by another $3 billion.

    Enough is enough. If we’re going to live within our means as a country, then we’ve got to prioritize funding
    human needs, rather than Israel’s war machine, and genocide of its neighbors.

    I am especially appalled that this increased level of military aid to Israel funds its human rights abuses against
    innocent Palestinian civilians, encourages its construction of illegal settlements and entrenches its illegal 43-year
    military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip.

    I strongly urge you to help cut the deficit and debt by ending U.S. aid of any type to Israel.

    They certainly have never been the friend and
    Allie you continue to claim.

    Remember the USS Liberty, Iraq lies, Iran lies,
    Lebanon lies, Syrian lies, and of course the
    Zionist activities prior to the Holocaust.
    Their lobbies that buy out congress.

    They now represent the Worlds largest and
    deadliest organized crime syndicate.
    Controlling media, US congress, and the idea
    of globalization, say nothing about Wall St.
    and the World Banking system.

    An audit of the Fed is absolutely necessary
    to prove to what degree our financial
    institutions have been raped, since the appointment of Allen Greenspan 1968–2006.

    You borrow money from China to give away to a criminal State, and bill it to
    our next generations of Americans. That makes no sense to anyone. The
    whole time Israel laughs all the way to off shore Banks.

    Sincerely,

    Ronald L. Waldron

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  4. PERPETUAL WASHINGTON CORRUPTION: IT IS A TWO PARTY SYSTEM!

    Wall Street, K-Street, J-Street, AIPAC, Congress, and the Media??????????

    PERPETUAL WASHINGTON CORRUPTION:

    The depth of their corruption knows no limits.

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a fifth-term senator from Kentucky. He is the minority leader in the 111th Congress and sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee. He was included in CREW’s 2007, 2008 and 2009 reports on congressional corruption for exchanging earmarks for campaign contributions by clients of his former chief of staff.

    A good-government group has cited Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, as one of the 26 most corrupt members of Congress, chiding the veteran lawmaker for directing federal funds toward political friends.

    John Boehner admits to giving bribes from Big Tobacco on the House floor :
    Boehner came under fire for distributing campaign checks from tobacco interests to colleagues on the House floor.

    Last year, Rep. Boehner supported legislation that would benefit banks that make student loans and increase payments for millions of students. Banks and other institutions that provide loans to students donated nearly $60,000 to Boehner and nearly $70,000 to his leadership PAC, the Freedom Project.
    Boehner Likes to Travel on the Dime of Special Interests:
    A group of Washington lobbyists led by Richard Kessler under the umbrella of the Ripon Educational Fund and the Ripon Society has spent millions of dollars taking lawmakers to European capitals and U.S. resorts, thereby skirting congressional ethics rules that forbid registered lobbyists from paying for congressional travel. John Boehner took two trips costing a total of at least $13,920.
    Boehner has Connections to the Abramoff Scandal:
    John Boehner received $32,500 in political contributions from Indian tribes represented by fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff, placing him in the top tier of lawmakers who got donations from the lobbyist or his clients.
    Boehner and Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) were the point men for former Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) in communicating with corporate lobbyists. At one point, Boehner even convened a weekly meeting called the “Thursday Group” to huddle with K Street lobbyists.

    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) is a twentieth-term member of Congress representing New York’s 15th district. Rep. Rangel was included in CREW’s 2008 and 2009 reports on congressional corruption. Rep. Rangel’s ethics issues stem from (1) improperly leasing four rent-controlled apartments; (2) improperly using congressional stationary; (3) failing to report rental income from a vacation property; and (4) trading legislative assistance for contributions to the Rangel Center at City College. Rep. Rangel is awaiting trial by the House ethics committee.

    On Feb. 25, 2010, in a separate matter, the House ethics committee admonished Rep. Rangel for his acceptance of corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean.

    Harry Reid: The Most Corrupt of the Corrupt?
    Nevada Senate 2010, Harry Reid racks up Republican endorsements:

    INVESTIGATE NANCY PELOSI for CORRUPTION, ETHICS VIOLATIONS, and HER FAMILIES’ PROFITEERING from taxpayer extorted “Bailouts” billions!
    IF Congresswoman Maxine Waters is charged, by the House Ethics Committee, with “improperly benefiting” from a “BAILOUT” loan the powerful Minority Congresswoman insisted by steered to save her own local, community bank back during the financial crisis of September 2008… then the House Ethics Committee should INVESTIGATE __EVERY__ member of Congress, to see how much THEIR stocks and pension portfolios have BENEFITED from the TRILLIONS of American taxpayer dollars the Pelosi 110th & 111th Congresses have dished out to “bail out” the big New York, Wall Street, Chicago, and San Francisco banks… ..INCLUDING the multi-million dollar investment holdings of SPEAKER PELOSI and HER own family members!

    US Government seizure of the internet has begun; DHS takes over 76 websites
    Over 75 websites were seized and shut down last week, and there is no indication that the government will stop such efforts. Right now, their focus is websites that they claim “violate copyrights,” yet the torrent-finder.com website that was seized by DHS contained no copyrighted content whatsoever.

    Clearly the politicians don’t get it. America should NOT be about corruption. Americans don’t LIKE the corruption of the Halliburton, Blackwater, AIPAC, Zionist congress. Americans are getting tired of the Greedy Old Parties. Why are politicians so soft on corruption? Why do they seem to favor their MOST corrupt members rather than force them into line?
    They all look for, and likely receive a piece of the PIE!

    26 more Reasons for Ethics Reform
    16 Republicans–10 Democrats, the list keeps growing.

    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
    Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
    Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
    Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
    Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
    Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
    Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)
    Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
    Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
    Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL)
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA)
    Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)
    Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
    Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
    Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
    Rep. David Scott (D-GA)
    Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
    Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH)
    Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
    Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
    Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
    We need a third party, but certainly not the Tea Party. All ready heavily influenced by the republicans.

    Remember this posting??

    Responses to “ Welcome to the Conservative Party ”
    # 1 Ronald L. Waldron Says:
    July 13th, 2009 at 11:15 am
    YES, I posted on Congress.org also. RLW
    ___________________________________________

    Sarah Palin in 2012:

    Sarah Palin could well be the next President of the United States.
    The corruption, and foreign influence that has dominated both the Republican and Democrat parties could well be defeated by a third party candidate.

    If Palin enters as the third party candidate. “Conservative Party candidate” the Christian-AMERICAN, moral values representative, a real reform PEACE candidate. She most likely will win.

    Something we have been promised in the past, but no-one fulfills due to the corrupt influences that presently controls Washington.

    We are occupied by Israel just as the Palestinians are, but in a different way: Through bribes and pressure on every member of our government. No person can be president without the approval of AIPAC–the Israeli lobby.( The organized Crime syndicate )

    Israelis and their American servants are trying to pass laws that would make saying anything critical of Israel or the Jews anywhere in the world, a criminal offense. Hate crimes laws are the beginning, and there are actually those in our government trying to shut down our freedom of speech as it has been shut down in most of Europe. What will Americans do then?

    This foreign lobby (AIPAC) and the espionage involved with Israel puts the national security of the United States, in the gravest jeopardy, yet our government officials continue to take the bribes, listen to their think tanks, and continue appointments of members to important positions.—— Israeli engineers have developed much of the American military’s cutting—edge weapons technology in recent years, that in itself makes no sense. AIPAC is discredited in the eyes of the American public as a nest of spies, but our officials ignore our concerns.

    Ronald L. Waldron
    48 Hammond Street
    Jamestown, NY 14701

    rwaldron@stny.rr.com

    716 483-5583

  5. MuzzleWatch – Inconceivable! The US mainstream media on Israel back in 1952.

    Thank You FeedBlitz: I remember the religious revival meetings. Praying & Singing for/to Palestine, home of our holy land.
    Hymns sang along such lines. Prior to the Zionist take over of media, campus teachings, congressional actions.
    When the Christian faith, was actually Christian. Now the only Democracy & Christian representative State in the Middle
    East area is Lebanon. Continually attacked by Israel.

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    Inconceivable! The US mainstream media on Israel back in 1952.
    Hat tip to Pulse Media and M. Shahid Alam for uncovering this fascinating tidbit from Time magazine, 1952, announcing the selection of newly elected Iranian prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh as Person of the Year for 1951. This sobering analysis is striking because of the way in which it speaks from the perspective of Arabs. It’s exactly the kind of analysis we simply don’t see anymore in the MSM (mainstream media) here in the United States, thanks, in no small part, to the growth of the Israel lobby which obscures not just Israel’s responsibility, but even more damning, the United States’.

    Here the Time magazine writer makes the case for why the Palestinian “problem” is the United States’ problem.

    “The word “American” no longer has a good sound in that part of the world [the Middle East]. To catch the Jewish vote in the U.S., President Truman in 1946 demanded that the British admit 100,000 Jewish refugees to Palestine, in violation of British promises to the Arabs. Since then, the Arab nations surrounding Israel have regarded that state as a U.S. creation, and the U.S., therefore, as an enemy. The Israeli-Arab war created nearly a million Arab refugees, who have been huddled for three years in wretched camps. These refugees, for whom neither the U.S. nor Israel will take the slightest responsibility, keep alive the hatred of U.S. perfidy.

    “No enmity for the Arabs, no selfish national design motivated the clumsy U.S. support of Israel. The American crime was not to help the Jews, but to help them at the expense of the Arabs. Today, the Arab world fears and expects a further Israeli expansion. The Arabs are well aware that Alben Barkley, Vice President of the U.S., tours his country making speeches for the half-billion-dollar Israeli bond issue, the largest ever offered to the U.S. public. Nobody, they note bitterly, is raising that kind of money for them.”

    Arab fears that Ben Gurion’s real plans were to expand were not unfounded. In 1937, before he became Israel’s first Prime Minister, Ben Gurion wrote to his son:

    “A partial Jewish state is not the end, but only the beginning. The establishment of such a Jewish State will serve as a means in our historical efforts to redeem the country in its entirety….We shall organize a modern defense force…and then I am certain that we will not be prevented from settling in other parts of the country, either by mutual agreement with our Arab neighbors or by some other means….We will expel the Arabs and take their places…with the force at our disposal.”

    Of course, the US did much more to win the Arab and Persian world’s enmity than simply support the creation of the State of Israel. Mossadegh nationalized Iran’s valuable oil industry and paid the price with his freedom thanks to a US CIA sponsored coup which led to his imprisonment. He was later put under house arrest until his death in 1967. Iran, or more accurately, Iran’s citizens, have been paying the price ever since.

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    Letter Posted: 12/02/2010

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR (S)

    SENIORS REMEMBER THE PAST

    We are occupied by Israel just as the Palestinians are, but in a different way: Through bribes and pressure on every member of our government. No person can be president without the approval of AIPAC–the Israeli lobby.( The organized Crime syndicate )
    Israelis and their American servants are trying to pass laws that would make saying anything critical of Israel or the Jews anywhere in the world, a criminal offense. Hate crimes laws are the beginning, and there are actually those in our government trying to shut down our freedom of speech as it has been shut down in most of Europe. What will Americans do then?
    This foreign lobby (AIPAC) and the espionage involved with Israel puts the national security of the United States, in the gravest jeopardy, yet our government officials continue to take the bribes, listen to their think tanks, and continue appointments of members to important positions.—— Israeli engineers have developed much of the American military’s cutting—edge weapons technology in recent years, that in itself makes no sense. AIPAC is discredited in the eyes of the American public as a nest of spies, but our officials ignore our concerns.
    “When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations,
    the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” Dresden James.

    Review and study political & religious beliefs of just 65 years ago, and compare it to the drastic change of propaganda & agendas of today.
    Now is it any wonder neither have real support or loyalty from the people??

    Ronald L. Waldron
    48 Hammond Street
    Jamestown, NY 14701

    rwaldron@stny.rr.com

    http://www.ronaldlwaldron.com

    http://highfive4all.com PEACE 4 ALL

  6. White House is ready to surrender

    Instead of playing hardball with Republicans by exposing them for this reckless spending, they’re ready to cave again. Instead of exposing Republicans for voting against tax cuts for the middle class, instead of daring them to be responsible for raising taxes on all Americans if the Bush-Cheney tax cuts expire before Republicans agree to the Democratic plan, instead of providing America with real leadership and a fiscally responsible backbone that sets Democrats apart from Republicans — this White House is ready to surrender.

    The U.S. Senate can stop them. Call your Senators right now and demand “no deals on tax cuts for the wealthy” right now.

    If the Republicans are so committed to stopping tax cuts for the middle class unless tax breaks for millionaires are extended too, then they should have to defend that position in the next election.

    The question to ask is whether their policies worked as promised. Have they even come close? Where is the prosperity…? China, India, Israel, or
    just the off shore accounts.

    WHERE YOUR STOLEN ASSETS GO TO…

    USA Population: 310,000,000.
    USA Total Unemployment: 15,000,000.
    USA Total population below poverty level: 39,500,000.
    25.4 % of Native Americans live in poverty 650,000:
    1 Million People Have Lost Emergency Unemployment.
    Bush Tax Cuts Will Decimate Social Security.
    The sky is falling, but not enough to tax the rich .

    Federal domestic spending: Per capita average $10,000 per person.

    Israel population: 7,505,000:
    Total Unemployed: 175,000 people 6.1 %.
    Israel population below poverty level: 182,000.
    Total USA Foreign aid to Israel: $3,000,000,000 per year. Actual Total 5.5 Billion.

    Per capita Aid to Israel by USA co-conspirators: $14,345 per Individual.

    The total of German assistance in all of these categories to the Israeli government, Israeli individuals and Israeli private institutions has been some $31 billion or $5,345 per capita, bringing the per capita total of U.S. and German assistance combined to almost $20,000 per Israeli. Since very little public money is spent on the more than 20 percent of Israeli citizens who are Muslim or Christian, the actual per capita benefits received by Israel’s Jewish citizens would be considerably higher.

    The grand Christians sell out to 54 foreign Israeli lobbies, while Christian brothers living in Israel starve on the poverty rows along with the Muslim Population.
    Such an ally, and Democratic non-State. ( THE RELIGIOUS & POLITICAL CRIME SYNDICATE)

    The principal difference is that so long as the U.S. runs an annual budget deficit, every dollar of aid the U.S. gives Israel has to be raised through U.S. government borrowing.

    The very foundations of the U.S. economy have rotted away and we now find ourselves on the verge of an economic collapse. Already, millions upon millions of Americans are slipping out of the middle class and into the devastating grip of poverty. Statistic after statistic proves that the middle class in the United States is shrinking month after month after month.

    Tent Cities, Homelessness And Soul-Crushing Despair: The Legacy Of Decades Of Government Debt And Mismanagement Of The Economy
    12 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind – Federal Employees And Members Of Congress Are Getting Rich While Those Of Us Who Pay Their Salaries Suffer

    OUR veterans suffer after tour upon tour for wars they never should have fought. Pre-emption for foreign reasoning.

    Republicans proclaim that we are experiencing all of this economic chaos because of the Democrats.
    Democrats proclaim that we are experiencing all of this economic chaos because of the Republicans.

    We find that members of both parties have raped the resources and wealth of the American people for special interest, by corruption and

    unreasonable support for a rogue state and organized crime syndicate. Such treason has destroyed our democracy and turning our

    form of government more and more toward fascism.

    Threw thick and thin we have stood with President Obama, NOW is the time for the President to stand with the people voting him into office,

    not the foreign lobbies, foreign policies of the past, or fighting the wars they bring unto themselves.

    The issues are not to take back our Country from one political party or another. It is a fact, we need to take back our government and

    Country from foreign interest, their syndicate, their lobbies, their atrocities, and the religious misconceptions of 2000 yrs ago.

    By the way folks, Washington staffers report to lobbies such as AIPAC, J-Street, and others prior to if at all, to your representative.

    While AIPAC celebrates victory in recent congressional elections, and people like Congressman Eric Cantor volunteer to “get their back,” it is clear that violence-prone supporters of Israel are worried about a growing nonviolent international movement standing in their way.
    We recognize that our opponents have more money than we do. We know they are politically stronger than we are, and intent on continuous expansion of Israeli settlements and greater and greater oppression of the Palestinian population. Globalization means you also my friends.

    PERPETUAL WASHINGTON CORRUPTION: IT IS A TWO PARTY SYSTEM!

    Wall Street, K-Street, J-Street, AIPAC, Congress, and the Media??????????

    AUDIT THE FED….

    PERPETUAL WASHINGTON CORRUPTION:

    The depth of their corruption knows no limits.

  7. [itisapartheid.org] link to http://www.itisapartheid.org;

    Hi Friends. Just to give you an update we have had collectively about
    25,000 hits on our apartheid videos. Currently we are working with kids in
    Gaza
    and the west bank to make “this is apartheid posters” very exciting.

    We are trying to move itisapartheid.org up on its Google ranking. The best
    way is to increase the links to the site. So my request of you is pick on
    organization you are connected with and ask them to link to
    itisapartheid.org
    Below is my standard rap, please let me know who you are asking to link
    to the site., we really appreciate your help. Rick

    We are asking your organizations to link to http://www.itisapartheid.org We
    would especially like you to link to our facts sheets on Israeli apartheid.
    http://itisapartheid.org/get_informed.html ; The Web site is a compressive
    look at Israeli apartheid. We have sections on Apartheid in the occupied
    territories; Apartheid inside the state of Israel; inside Jerusalem. We
    also have many examples apartheid. We have videos on apartheid, poster
    on
    apartheid , bumper stickers and much more. ITISAPARTHEID.ORG is a grass
    roots effort made up of activists; students; academics; young people;
    older
    people; Jews; Christians; Muslims; Palestinians and Israelis.

    Universal-Peace

    Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
    $1,154,712,521,895

    Recipients:

    See books by Ronald L. Waldron at http://www.amazon.com 1. FINAL REPORT 2.
    DECEPTION 3. WHAT-IF?? 4. WATCH OUT 5. THE HOUSE OF TREASON.

    6. TRUTH COUNTS–Don’t count on getting it.
    These books have been blocked, taken off web sites. Advertising diverted.
    Every attempt made at making sure they are not circulated.

    Please assist if possible.

    My server has blocked my e-mail on several occasions. Flagged it from being
    sent. etc. etc.
    I will be sending copies of the last few I have attempted to circulate etc.
    I believe you will agree with 90% of the material.

    I also have posted 600 to 700 postings on congress.org over the last 7 to 8
    years. Mass amount of e-mail to media, congress,
    universities, student organizations, government agencies world wide, Justice
    departments, courts, enforcement agencies.
    I’m sure no other single individual has been more involved, yet what I get
    in return is SILENCE.
    How-ever I have hard drives (4) with all recorded as a record of such
    correspondence. Top (White House) to bottom,( The controlled media) .

    Also see http://www.universal-peace.com;
    http://www.ronaldlwaldron.com;
    http://www.highfive4all.com;

    Thank you for your courtesy;

    Ronald L. Waldron

  8. […] het erbij zitten en accepteerde de Israelische verklaring van “foutje, moet kunnen”. President Johnson was de meest pro-Israëlische en anti-Arabische president […]

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