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When Eisenhower and Nixon reined in Israel and defied the lobby

When Israel invaded Egypt 65 years ago during the Suez Crisis, President Eisenhower defended U.S. interests rather than enabling Israeli aggression…

Even though he was up for reelection, Eisenhower 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. There are some firm principles that cannot bend – they can only break. And we shall not break ours.”

‘We’ll Lose Some Israeli Votes,’ Nixon Said. ‘But We Kept American Boys Out.’
In private correspondences, Eisenhower accused Ben-Gurion of timing the invasion one week before the election out of a false belief that the president would fear “the Jewish vote.”

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