Henry Kissinger

Tim Boxer At Appeal Of Conscience

10/07/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

In introducing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation awards dinner, Henry Kissinger made note of his own public service as National Security Advisor in the White House and Secretary of State in the 1970s.

“The only reason I mention it,” he said, “is because never before and never since has the White House and the State Department been as amicable as it was then.”

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper accepts World Statesman Award from Rabbi Arthur Schneier with Henry Kissinger.

At WJC Gala, Kissinger Speaks Like He’s Just Off The Boat

11/21/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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Who can cut through Henry Kissinger’s thick Germanic accent? Maybe that’s one reason Richard Nixon tape recorded in the Oval Office — so he could take time later to decipher his secretary of state’s remarks.

Henry Kissinger and wife Nancy at WJC dinner. Tim Boxer/JW

False Choice: Nixon Tapes Remind Us Not To Compromise On Jewish Interests

08/30/2013
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The release of the most recent set of Nixon White House tapes last week apparently did not produce any dramatic revelations. It is, after all, widely known that Nixon was not particularly politically correct when it came to racial and ethnic slurs. But these tapes remind us of the heated debates in those days about how American Jews should weigh their specifically Jewish interests -- especially concerning Israel but also concerning Soviet Jews -- against the perceived American interest. In so doing, the tapes enable us to grasp the unfolding of history in hindsight.

New Nixon Tapes Show More Anti-Semitism

08/23/2013
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President Richard Nixon is heard in the last set of his White House tapes making anti-Semitic statements in discussions with visitors to the Oval Office and by telephone.

The Power of Jonas Salk And William Shatner: A Pakistani View Of Jews

An opinion piece in the Malaysia Chronicle by Dr. Farrukh Saleem, a freelance journalist from Islamabad, Pakistan, caught our eye because of its ominous headline: “Why are Jews So Powerful?”

But far from being another anti-Semitic diatribe, Saleem tries to stick to these facts: there are 14 million Jews in the world -- one  Jew for every 100 Muslims – “yet Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together.”

Education made Jewish celebrities successful, wrote Dr. Farrukh Saleeem.

Kissinger And Human Rights: Why Is Israel Honoring Him?

06/12/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Human rights “are the birthright of all people,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared in a speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Dec. 6, 2011. “It does not matter what country we live in, who our leaders are, or even who we are. Because we are human, we therefore have rights. And because we have rights, governments are bound to protect them.”

Kissinger, Others Honored By Israeli President

02/09/2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was among the recipients of Israel's first President's Prize.

The new initiative, spearheaded by Israeli President Shimon Peres, honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to Israeli society and the country's global image.

Kissinger calls for Pollard clemency

03/08/2011

(JTA) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has called for the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

Kissinger sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he commute Pollard's sentence to time served.

Pollard was a U.S. Navy analyst when he passed classified information to Israel. He has been in prison since 1985.

The Kissinger “Gas Chambers” Debacle – A Post Mortem

12/26/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

'Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except, of course, Henry Kissinger’s publicists and strategists who decided that the slowest news day of the year was the perfect time for him to apologize, sort of, for telling Richard Nixon in 1973 that “if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.”

Kissinger redux: understanding the context, missing the point

In his latest defense of his indefensible comments about Soviet Jews during the last days of the Nixon administration, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once apologizes, sort of.

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