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Mark Weber :: April 24, 2004

The director of the IHR told the story of President Truman's fateful decision in 1948 to recognize the new Zionist state proclaimed in Palestine. In doing so, Truman rejected the stern warnings of his Secretary of State, George C. Marshal, and other high-level U.S. foreign policy experts, who predicted that US backing for Israel would inevitably draw the U.S. into endless strife in the Middle East.