Truman's bold move on Israel

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  1. Ps104_33

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    "In the celebrations surrounding Israel's 60th anniversary, it should not be forgotten that there was an epic struggle in Washington over how to respond to Israel's declaration of independence on May 14, 1948. It led to the most serious disagreement President Harry Truman ever had with his revered secretary of state, George Marshall — and with most of the foreign policy establishment......... "

    A very interesting behind the scenes look at what went on in the Truman administration concerning recognition of the new state of Israel.



    http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/article501780.ece
     
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    It was mostly Dispensationalists who supported the establishment of Israel, not Orthodox Jews.
     
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    It was displaced Jews from all over Europe who supported the establishment of Israel, orthodox or whatever. The "She'erit ha-Pletah" (surviving remnant).
     
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    Since when have Christians cared what Jews thought about anything? Darbyite Christians need for the Jews to rebuild the Temple so that Jesus can return and send the Jews to Hell.
     
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    Interesting set of insults & misrepresentations of:

    Christians,
    Jews,
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    Darbyites
    Darbyite Christians
    Temple Builders
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    As a matter of fact many Christians around the world care what Jews think. Many Christians attempted to shelter individual Jews during the holocaust, and allied troops who liberated Hitler's death camps were appalled. But the earlier point that you made seemed to be that Jews themselves didn't really give a hoot about settling in Palestine, or the establishment of Israel. In fact it was the spontaneous mass migration of surviving Jews from all over Europe that made it a done deal. US and European governments couldn't have stopped it if they wanted to, and in the event, did support them.
     
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    The USofA turned back an ocean liner full of Jewish refugees who were taken back to Germany and killed. No country in the world would let them land.
     
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    Yep, Jewish refugees were turned back. The British also turned refugees away from Palestine after the war. But thousands of Jews were admitted into the United States from 1938-1941. And starting in January 1944, President Roosevelt established the War Refugee Board to facilitate the rescue of refugees.

    Did somebody say the US was without fault? If so I missed that.

    Of the refugees aboard the steamer St Louis that were turned away, most of them ultimately did emigrate to the US., according to Scott Miller, a researcher for the St. Louis project.
     
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