Thursday, October 23, 2014

Into Gas Chambers

During Israeli prime Golda Meir’s March 1, 1973 visit with Nixon and Kissinger, she effusively thanked them for previous support, and further petitioned his assistance in averting Jewish persecution i.e., by pressing the Soviet Union to allow Jewish emigration to Israel. However, immediately after she had left, Kissinger casually confided:

“The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy,” “And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern” (the Nixon tapes).