Congressman Jim Moran & Secretary of State John Foster Dulles

Congressman Jim Moran was forced to resign from a leadership post he held with the Democrats in Congress because he said in a public forum on March 3:

“…if it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this…”

When the Eisenhower administration was trying to get Israel to give up its 1956 conquest of the Sinai peninsula, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles made the following observations:

“I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy not approved by the Jews. Marshall and Forrestal learned that. I am going to try to have one.

“That does not mean I am anti-Jewish.”

(Warriors at Suez”, Donald Neff, p. 433 [1])

He also remarked:

“I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get Congress to do anything they don’t approve of.

“The Israeli Embassy is practically dictating to the Congress through influential Jewish people in this country.” (Ibid.)

Why have Americans allowed people passionately interested in the welfare of a foreign country to dictate policy concerning that country?


[1] Donald Neff, “Warriors at Suez: Eisenhower Takes America into the Middle East”, Book Sales, August 1983, p. 433

The writer contributed above perspective to Media Monitors Network (MMN) from Wisconsin, USA.