The Mideast War: Doves for War

One of the ironies in the U.S. view of the conflict is that some of Israel's strongest supporters are liberals who led antiwar sentiment in the U.S. during the Viet Nam years. The Senate resolution urging the continued delivery of Phantom fighter-bombers and other war materials was introduced by, among others, Viet Nam Doves Jacob K. Javits and Abraham Ribicoff. Among the "American Professors for Peace in the Middle East" who signed an ad in the New York Times advocating support of Israel was Martin Peretz, an assistant professor of social studies at Harvard and a major contributor to George McGovern's...

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