Friday, June 27, 2014

US Presidents and Israel

15 Things American Presidents Had to Say About Israel & The Jews

Posted on 3/28/2014 by 

Here are 15 Things American Presidents Had to Say About Israel & The Jews

John Adams
“I will insist that the Hebrews have done more to civilize man than any other nation.”
2. Abraham Lincoln
President Abraham Lincoln said that restoring the Jews to their “natural” home in Palestine was “a noble dream and one shared by many Americans.” The President also said his chiropodist was a Jew who: “has so many times ‘put me upon my feet’ that I would have no objection to giving his countrymen ‘a leg up.’”
Warren G. Harding
“It is impossible for one who has studied at all the services of the Hebrew people to avoid the faith that they will one day be restored to their historic national home and there enter on a new and yet greater phase of their contribution to the advance of humanity.”
Calvin Coolidge
“The Jewish faith is predominantly the faith of liberty.”
Herbert Hoover
“I wish to express the hope that the ideal of the establishment of the National Jewish Home in Palestine, as embodied in that Declaration, will continue to prosper for the good of all the people inhabiting the Holy Land….I have watched with genuine admiration the steady and unmistakable Progress made in the rehabilitation of Palestine which, desolate for centuries, is now renewing its youth and vitality through the enthusiasm, hard work and self-sacrifice of the Jewish pioneers who toil there in a spirit of peace and social justice. It is very gratifying to note that many American Jews, Zionists as well as non-Zionists, have rendered such splendid service to this cause which merits the sympathy and moral encouragement of everyone.”
Harry Truman
“I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have faith in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it – not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The teaching of their ancient belief is filled with truth for the present day. Its profound sense of justice, nation to nation, man to man, is an essential part of every religious and social order. The health of our society depends upon a deep and abiding respect for the basic commandments of the God of Israel.”
8. John F. Kennedy
“Israel was not created in order to disappear- Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”
Lyndon B. Johnnson
“Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life.”
Richard Nixon
“Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.”

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