#62 & #63 Truman - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bryan
    • 19.03.07 | 05:04 (IST)

    I agree that Truman's comments were ambiguous enough to be construed as bigoted. However, I believe he was talking about a specific type of Jew, not all Jews. This was not a speech but notes from his diary. But it speaks to the frustration that he felt towards certain Jews who were putting all types of political pressure on him to give them a state in the Middle East without any regards for the geopolitical considerations that the President of the U.S. must always take into account. At the end of the day, Jews owe Truman as much as Americans owe General Lafayette, because without him you would have no state. Also, Truman was aware of the bigoted attitudes that he had been indoctrinated with and mentioned overcoming this when he desegregated the military.

    from the article: Poll: Over 25% of Israeli Arabs say Holocaust never happened
    First published 00:00 18.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.03.07
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