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The State Department's Consistent Position

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Submitted by Glenn Klotz (United States), May 28, 2002 at 20:35

During the Holocaust, the State Department routinuely denied that any mass extermination of Jews was taking place and actively suppressed any information to the contrary. Even after the death camps were a documented fact, it did everything in its power to stop any mass immigration of Jewish survivors into the U.S. Then, as if to add insult to injury, the State Department under Sec. George Marshall in the late 40's did everything it could do to stop the creation of the State of Israel. Failing at that, it made sure no arms or money was sent to help the fledgling Jewish state in its most dire moments for the next two decades.

Why the American public thinks the U.S. Government has always been an ardent and passionate supporter of Israel is beyond me. I guess it's because most Americans simply don't know the real history of our relationship to Israel... Anyway, so who is surprised at the callous indifference, if not outright hostility, of the State Department toward Israel today? By now, reflexive anti-semitism is a hallowed tradition over at State.

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