American Presidents

May 17, 1948 American Delegate to U.N. on Invasion by Arab Armies
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May 17, 1948 American Delegate to U.N. on Invasion by Arab Armies

Two days after the Arab States entered Palestine, Warren R. Austin, the American delegate, told the Security Council of the United Nations: “Probably the most important evidence we have on that subject is contained in the admissions of the countries whose five armies invaded Palestine that they are carrying on a war … Here we […]

September 18, 1978 American Presidents Jimmy Carter (1977–1981)
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September 18, 1978 American Presidents Jimmy Carter (1977–1981)

Jimmy Carter (1977–1981) The Camp David Accords, constituting a basis for peace between Israel and Egypt, are signed by Israel, Egypt and the United States. Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat receive the Nobel Prize for Peace this year.

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June 27, 1982 President Ronald Reagan 1981-1989
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June 27, 1982 President Ronald Reagan 1981-1989

The Jerusalem Post reported that in his beleaguered area of Beirut, surrounded by the IDF, Yasser Arafat rejected US proposals to surrender.  The cease-fire continued with Israel holding fast to the vital Beirut-Damascus road.  The Israeli cabinet met in order to consider the next step in Beirut. Israel had also decided to extend its relief […]

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October 19, 1989 President George H.W.Bush (1989-1993)
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October 19, 1989 President George H.W.Bush (1989-1993)

“US Secretary of State James Baker raised new ideas to persuade Israel to agree to a dialogue with the Palestinians on elections in the territories” Source: Jerusalem Post October 19, 2014

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March 1993, President Bill Clinton (1993 – 2001) Israel Offers Peace
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March 1993, President Bill Clinton (1993 – 2001) Israel Offers Peace

Dennis Ross – Presidential Advisor for Israel/ Palestinian Negotiations Unlike Jimmy Carter, Clinton was motivated not by his fears of renewed conflict but by his hopes of what could be achieved … In his first meeting as President with Prime Minister Rabin in March 1993, when the Israeli Prime Minister told him he had a […]

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October 1946 President Truman to King of Saudi Arabia
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October 1946 President Truman to King of Saudi Arabia

Letter to the King of Saudi Arabia “The Government and the people of the United States have given support to the concept of a Jewish national home in Palestine ever since the termination of the First World War, which resulted in the freeing of a large area of the Near East, including Palestine, and the […]

April 7, 2016 Kerry Confronts Concerns of Arab States After Iran Nuclear Deal
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April 7, 2016 Kerry Confronts Concerns of Arab States After Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran Barack Hussein Obama (2009 – 2017) Kerry Confronts Concerns of Arab States After Iran Nuclear Deal Manama, Bahrain ― A year after he struck the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry finds himself confronting a new challenge from Tehran: While it is observing the nuclear agreement to the […]

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May 20, 2016 President Bill Clinton (1993 – 2001)
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May 20, 2016 President Bill Clinton (1993 – 2001)

Yasir Arafat/ Hamas President Bill Clinton (1993 – 2001) BILL CLINTON: ‘I KILLED MYSELF TRYING TO GIVE THE PALESTINIANS A STATE’ Former US president Bill Clinton came to his wife’s defense on May 13 when the focus of a campaign event for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton shifted to Israel. During a speech discussing his wife’s […]

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November 19, 1945 President Herbert Hoover: 1929-1933
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November 19, 1945 President Herbert Hoover: 1929-1933

“In ancient times the irrigation of the Tigris and Euphrates Valleys supported probably 10 million people in the kingdoms of Babylon and Nineveh. The deterioration and destruction of their irrigation works by the Mongol invasion centuries ago, and their neglect for ages, are responsible for the shrinkage of the population to about 3,500,000 people in […]

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August 1945 Antisemitism of General George Patton
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August 1945 Antisemitism of General George Patton

In Gen. George S. Patton’s handwritten journal, Patton, who oversaw the Displaced Person operations for the United States, seethed after reading Harrison’s findings, which he saw ― quite accurately ― as an attack on his own command. “Harrison and his ilk believe that the Displaced Person is a human being, which he is not, and […]