"Truman knew the Bible. He knew that Israel belongs to the Israelites. " - John Isenhower Harry Truman and Edward Jacobson were more than business partners. They were army buddies. It was Edward Jacobson who introduced Truman and Wiesmann. Truman was persuaded by Jacobson to support Israel. He was advised against doing so by almost everyone. Truman was even pissed at American Zionists because of the pressure they put upon him. Truman did what he did for personal reasons, and personal loyalty to a friend and because he felt it was the right thing to do.
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