Monday, June 29, 2009

Doesn't That Sound Familiar?

...During the past two years, thought has frequently been given to a renewal of our efforts to find a solution. Prospects for a change in Arab opposition have, however, not been bright...

Whether or not a new effort should be made depends primarily on what decisions are taken with respect to approaching any of the various aspects of the Arab-Israel dispute, e.g. refugee problem, boundaries, security guarantees, compensation, Jerusalem, Arab boycott, Suez transit, etc.

From a Paper Prepared in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Washington, February 6, 1961

Not much has changed, eh?

And, as long as we're on an historical search, how about this:

In response to reports that Israel intended to hold an anniversary parade on April 20, 1961, in Jerusalem that would feature heavy military equipment, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Cleveland on March 10 expressed U.S. concern to Ambassador Harman and suggested that the military theme be eliminated from the parade. (Memorandum of conversation, March 10; Department of State, Central Files, 884.424/3-1061) Israel, however, held a dress rehearsal for the parade in Jerusalem March 16-17. Upon Jordan's complaint, the Mixed Armistice Commission determined that the Israeli action had violated the 1948 Israeli-Jordanian Armistice Agreement. (U.N. document S/4776)

On April 1, Jordan asked the U.N. Security Council to meet on the matter, charging that the parade was an act of military provocation. The United States again expressed concern to Israeli officials noting that the parade would violate the Armistice Agreement. Israel cited previous similar violations by Jordan and refused to alter its plans. (Telegrams 1900 and 1903 to USUN, April 1 and 3, respectively; Department of State, Central Files, 884.424/4-161 and 884.424/4-361) The United States then sought a consensus statement endorsing the MAC decision and urging Israeli compliance, which would minimize debate and avoid the adoption of a resolution critical of Israel. (Telegram 1916 to USUN, April 4; ibid.)

This effort was unsuccessful. Ultimately, the United States voted for a Security Council resolution on April 11 that urged Israel to comply with the MAC decision and requested members of the MAC to cooperate to assure compliance with the Armistice Agreement. (U.N. document S/4785) Despite additional U.S. entreaties, Israel staged the military parade without incident on April 20. (Telegram 752 to Tel Aviv, April 11; Department of State, Central Files, 884A.424/4-1161, and memorandum of conversation between Secretary Rusk and Ambassador Harman, April 13; ibid., 884A.424/4-1361)

America, Friend of Israel


Yacov said...

ha ha
The world just cant abide God's little Nation standing on its own two feet!
What's really tragic is that a lot of Jews cant either!

Anonymous said...

America, creator of Israel

YMedad said...

Anonymous, closet antisemite.

Ever heard of Breckinridge Long?

During 1939-1945 - America was basically negative to Jews: 1. The general policy of the Allies towards the plight of the Jews
2. No US visas for European Jews trying to escape the Nazi slaughter
3. The allies refused to sabotage Hitler's Final Solution by military means

1945 - also negative - After 1945, the US created US Intelligence by recruiting tens of thousands of Nazi war criminals.

1947-48 - Mixed to Negative - Forced by external circumstances, the US government gave lukewarm support to the creation of the State of Israel. But then it reversed itself and implemented policies designed to destroy Israel.

Anonymous said...

"The allies refused to sabotage Hitler's Final Solution by military means"

So you are saying that the allies knew about the extermination camps before the allies got there in person? What do you base that on?

Anonymous said...

US support of Israel has been anything but lukewarm in the last several decades, in fact Israel could not have been able to fund it's ifrastructure had it not been for US billions.