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1786 In a letter to John Jay, Thomas Jefferson wrote
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1786 In a letter to John Jay, Thomas Jefferson wrote

1786 American Presidents Thomas Jefferson: Years of President: 1801–1809 In a letter to John Jay, Thomas Jefferson wrote “We took the liberty to make some enquiries concerning the ground of their pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had […]

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President John Adams: 1797–1801
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President John Adams: 1797–1801

1818 American Presidents President John Adams: 1797–1801 President John Adams in a letter to Major Mordecai Noah wrote: “I really wish the Jews again in Judea, an independent nation.” Source (Insert Source)

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President Martin Van Buren: 1837-1841
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President Martin Van Buren: 1837-1841

1840 American Presidents President Martin Van Buren: 1837-1841 State of the Union Address: President Martin Van Buren expressed concern for the plight of Jews in the Ottoman Empire. He called it “the most anti-Semitic of countries.” Source: Lee, Melvin E. The Fallacy of Grievance-based Terrorism, Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2008

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1867 America Presidents Mark Twain
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1867 America Presidents Mark Twain

1867 America Presidents Mark Twain In his book, Innocents abroad (Published 1869),  Mark Twain wrote about his travels in Palestine: “There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent [valley of Jezreel] — not for 30 miles in either direction… One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. … For […]

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President Benjamin Harrison: 1889-1893 – Concerning Pogroms in Russia
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President Benjamin Harrison: 1889-1893 – Concerning Pogroms in Russia

“This Government has found occasion to express in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.  By the revival of anti-Semitic laws, long in abeyance, great numbers of those unfortunate people have been constrained […]

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September 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt
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September 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt

September 1905 American Presidents President Theodore Roosevelt: 1901-1909 “This cartoon illustrates the traditional thesis that the Jewish migration from Pale of Settlement was caused by the pogroms.  It shows a Jewish town, on that right, that was hit by a pogrom, and a stream of Jewish refugees fleeing it on their way to become immigrants […]

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President Woodrow Wilson: 1913-1921
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President Woodrow Wilson: 1913-1921

1912 American Presidents President Woodrow Wilson: 1913-1921 “If ever I have the occasion to help in the restoration of the Jewish People to Palestine I shall surely do so.” After his election President Wilson told Robert Morgenthau Ambassador to Turkey, “anything you can do to improve the lot of your coreligionists will reflect credit upon […]

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March 3, 1919 President Woodrow Wilson
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March 3, 1919 President Woodrow Wilson

March 3, 1919 American Presidents President Woodrow Wilson: 1913-1921 A Jewish State in Palestine “I am persuaded that the Allied Nations, with the fullest concur­rence of our own Government and people, are agreed that in Palestine shall be laid the foundations of a Jewish Common­wealth.” Source: Israel’s Struggle for Peace. Israel Office of Information, New […]

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September 1928 President Herbert Hoover
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September 1928 President Herbert Hoover

September 1928 American Presidents President Herbert Hoover: 1929-1933 “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 […]

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1938 Demands for Visas in Berlin
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1938 Demands for Visas in Berlin

  “Berlin-As President Roosevelt continued his conversations on refugees from the Reich –mainly of Jewish rave – inquiries at the American Consulate General yielded new facts concerning the problems involved.  The total registration for American Visas under the German quota of the Immigration Law has swollen to approximately 160,000, while applications for places on the […]

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