What is implied in Abe Foxman's response to Kissinger's and Nixon's comments of some years back is that one can overlook bigotry, including anti-Jewish bigotry as long as the bigot can be seen as giving support to Israeli policy. It is far easier, in some people's eyes and to some people's psyche, to feel empathy with Israel than with Jews. This applies to Nixon and to Kissinger and evidently also to Foxman. And such lack of empathy for Jews is also not alien to Israelis.
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from the article: ADL director: Nixon was a bigot, but a practical supporter of Israel