The Mideast War: Israel's Best Friend in Congress

When war broke out in the Middle East, Senator Henry ("Scoop") Jackson proved once again that Israel has no firmer friend on Capitol Hill. He was the first in the Senate to call for massive U.S. military aid to Israel; he advocated a decisive Israeli victory; he offered the harshest criticism of the policy of détente. "In recent months," he said, "the flow of Soviet arms into Syria reached floodlike proportions, and yet Dr. Kissinger comes before the American people to say that Soviet behavior has been moderate and not irresponsible. I cannot...

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