Category: history

When Eisenhower and Nixon reined in Israel and defied the lobby

When Israel invaded Egypt 65 years ago during the Suez Crisis, Pres. Eisenhower defended U.S. interests rather than enabling Israeli aggression. Even though he was up for reelection, he offered an exceptionally tough response: ‘We cannot – in the world, any more than in our own nation – subscribe to one law for the weak, another law for the strong…’ (Ike also opposed Israel after its Qibya massacre)