Watergate

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

08/30/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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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.

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