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    • Elmer
    • 18.11.09 | 17:09 (IST)

    You said that, 'Israel was not brought into being to create security for the Jews.' From the Truman Library: 'Truman initiated several studies of the Palestine situation that supported his belief that, as a result of the Holocaust, Jews were oppressed and also in need of a homeland.' Truman himself said, 'Hitler had been murdering Jews right and left. I saw it, and I dream about it even to this day. The Jews needed some place where they could go. It is my attitude that the American government couldn't stand idly by while the victims [of] Hitler's madness are not allowed to build new lives.' That was the U.S. position and I suspect it was the position of all other countries that voted for recognition of Israel, too.

    from the article: EU, Obama: Settlement construction could threaten peace progress
    First published 13:41 18.11.09 | Last updated 11:57 25.11.09
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