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Henry Kissinger on the Jews

pullquote openAS was often the case, Kissinger’s attitude towards his Jewishness was reflected in his humor, much of it directed at the pressure on him from “my co-religionists” to forgive any Israeli sin.

  • At the height of his fury at Jerusalem for violating the October 1973 cease-fire and surrounding Egypt’s Third Army, Kissinger grumbled at one WSAG meeting, “If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be anti-Semitic.”In other moments of exasperation, he would note that “any people that has been persecuted for two thousand years must be doing something wrong”pullquote close

    Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: a Biography (Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, and Faber & Faber Ltd, London1992) page 561

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