by Dr. Gerhard Falk
Jewish Community and Our Presidents
On page 608 of a publication by the U.S. State
Department, entitled The Casablanca Conference, published in 1943, I
read, and you can read, the following: “Franklin D.Roosevelt", (then
President of the United States) "told the conference that ‘the number of
Jews engaged in the professions, such as medicine and law should be definitely
limited.” Roosevelt went on to say that he found it understandable that the
Germans could not tolerate that there were so many Jewish doctors, lawyers,
schoolteachers and professors in Germany. The Casablanca Conference was held in
Morocco and attended by Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle and FDR for the
purpose of planning the invasion of Italy by allied forces (Stalin did not
These were the sentiments of a man whose picture hung in the living room of
almost every Jewish family in America. Need I remind you that it was also
Roosevelt who would not allow a refugee ship to land in the U.S. after it was
denied entry into Cuba so that all Jews aboard had to return to Germany.
Yet, to this day, innumerable Jews delude themselves into regarding Roosevelt a
friend of the Jewish people. Roosevelt also opposed any effort by the Jewish
community to defend themselves against Arab aggression.
Even as the Jewish worship of Roosevelt and other pseudo-friends of the Jews is
based on a myth which Jews believe most fervently, it is also a common Jewish
pretense that the current president, George W. Bush, is our enemy. The exact
opposite is the case. Not only has George W. Bush been more supportive of Israel
than any president before him, he has also appointed more Jews to office than
any other president.
Consider this: Michael Chertoff is secretary of homeland security and therefore
a member of the cabinet. Joshua Bolten has just been appointed White House chief
of staff. Bolten’s deputy, Joel Kaplan, is also Jewish. Bolten was previously
head of the office of management and budget and therefore, like Chertoff, a
member of the cabinet. Yet, Jews keep claiming that G. W. never appointed a Jew
to the cabinet.
Then there is National Security advisor Elliott Abrams. Further Jewish
appointees are: Ken Mehlman, now chair of the Republcan National Committee and
erstwhile political adviser to the president, Paul Wolfowitz, formerly
under-secretary of defense, who was appointed president of the World Bank by G.
W. Bush, and the new Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Shalom Bernanke, is also
Jewish. President Bush appointed eight Jewish ambassadors to Israel, the
Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, Singapore, Slovakia, Italy and Uruguay. The
director of the domestic policy council is Jay Lefkowitz, Mark Weinberg is
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the undersecretary of
Defense is Dov Zackheim. The president’s personal aide is the Jew Blake
Gottesman and Noam Neusner, Adam Goldman and Tevi Troy are all White House
liaisons to the Jewish community. The latter three have done a terrible job, as
they have evidently done nothing or not enough to show the Jews of America the
facts. The fact is that the number of Jews appointed by George W. Bush is far
greater than the total number of Jews ever appointed by any other president.
Yet, the majority of Jews continue to deny this evidence and imagine that Bill
Clinton, the best friend Arafat ever had, was also our friend.
The phenomenon we need to explore therefore is the support the Jewish community
gives our enemies and the contempt the Jewish community has for our rare
Several explanations have been advanced for this mad phenomenon. Among these are
that our grandparents and great grandparents were strong union members who voted
Democrat because the Democrats were seen as friends of labor. It is therefore
possible that many Jews vote for Democrats because of tradition.
Then there are those who say that we Jews are “liberal” and that the
Democrats are also “liberal”. Now, a good example of a “liberal” is the
Rev. Al Sharpton of New York, who stood in front of a Jewish business and
demanded it be burned down. His friends came and did just that. Another
“liberal” is Cynthia McKinney, a congresswoman from Georgia, who demands
that the House no longer fund any requests by Israel for weapons. Another
“liberal” is the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who called New York City “hymie
town”, and then there is the greatest liberal of them all, Hillary Clinton,
who loved Mrs. Arafat so much that she kissed her publicly after Mrs. Arafat
said that Israel poisons the wells.
Jimmy Carter, erstwhile Democrat President of the United States, said in a
speech in Switzerland that if he had been reelected he would have found the
“final solution” to the Israel problem. We all know what is meant by “the
We pride ourselves on our academic success. We have more doctors, lawyers and
MBA’s per capita than any ethnic group in America. We seem to understand
everything except how to survive. We take up every cause except our own. We
defend our enemies and denounce our friends, including the President of the
U.S., who has done more for the Jewish people than any head of state at any time
Evidently, despite our constant diploma chasing, we are not smart at all. Just
like the European Jews who would not come to America in the 19th century when
there were no immigration laws and remained to welcome Hitler, we “bite the
hand that feeds us” and revile those who seek our support because they gave us
Can we ever learn?
Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of
numerous publications, including Football
& American Identity (2005) & Youth
Culture and the Generation Gap (2005) with Dr. Ursula A. Falk.