Friday, May 21, 2021

Know Comment: In defense of Kissinger

 Two weeks ago, this newspaper published an unbridled attack on Dr. Henry Kissinger and on a Jewish organization in New York for inviting him to speak. The op-ed claimed that Kissinger “has a long record of undermining Israel” and that he “caused grave damage to Israel.”

The 96-year-old former US secretary of state does not deserve such opprobrium. On the contrary, he has earned our appreciation.
Kissinger remains one of the greatest practitioners of modern foreign policy and strategic affairs; a towering intellectual thinker; an architect of global stability and Mideast peacemaking; and yes – he was friend of Israel when in office and he is today, too.
 The most serious allegation hurled at Kissinger over the years by some Israelis is that he held up the American resupply of Israel with weapons during the first week of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. As the story goes, Israel requested an emergency airlift of arms as soon as the war broke out. But Kissinger didn’t want Israel’s eventual victory to be too lopsided, thinking it would easier to get a stable ceasefire if Egypt and Israel fought to a draw, so he supposedly stalled the airlift and bled Israel.Except that this isn’t true. President Richard Nixon and Kissinger clearly wanted to lead post-war peace talks based on an Israeli victory, not on a draw with the Arabs who were backed by Soviet arms. Israeli victory was the American interest.


  1. Kalonymus HaQatanMay 21, 2021 at 3:05 PM


  2. Kalonymus HaQatanMay 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Dayan, Kissinger, sadat had a deal to stage the yom kippur War

    This cites Israeli sources.

    Conor cruise O'Brien, the Irish diplomat had already written about this in 1988

  3. Kalonymus HaQatanMay 21, 2021 at 9:45 PM

    Watch the video

  4. saw the whole thing!
    Nothing there!
    Total waste of time!

  5. Except that it is true. Read "The Secret War Against The Jews" for the plentiful evidence of Kissinger's perfidy. Yes, Nixon wanted an Israeli victory to counter the USSR's influence in the Middle East but he also didn't want a confident Israel. He needs a quiet, dependent Israel so he could try to repair relationship with some of the Soviet clients.

  6. Kalonymus HaQatanMay 23, 2021 at 9:46 PM

    Why did the IDF detonate their own minefield before the war?

  7. Why did ted Cruz's father assassinate JFK? Why is Q etc etc.

  8. youa re talking nonsense, try halacha, you are more grounded in that field



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