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  1. Abe Feinberg’s introduction to VP Harry Truman

    FEINBERG: I told Hannegan that I was dissatisfied with the routes that the Jewish organized community was using, through the Zionist organization, in presenting its case to the President or the Secretary of State. I felt that the use of threatened pressure was not going to be productive.

    MCKINZIE: You felt that many of the organizations were using this tactic?

    FEINBERG: Yes. They were, largely because the leader of the Zionist movement at that time in America was a Republican by the name of Dr. Abba [Hillel] Silver, who was a Rabbi, a very arrogant, brilliant speaker, and a despotic type of leader. He was a very close friend of Senator [Robert] Taft. And so his innate feelings toward Roosevelt were inimical. I felt that he was directing the whole movement in the wrong way and if one could establish a man for man relationship with the President and then subsequently the Secretary of State, you could reason things out without threatening. Any President worth his salt will not respond to political blackmail.

  2. Salvaging Israel through the USS Liberty cover-up

    “Hamlet” was Abe Feinberg, one of the most influential fundraisers ever in Democratic Party politics, whose phone calls Johnson couldn’t afford to ignore; “Menashe” was Arthur Goldberg, the U.S ambassador to the United Nations; “Harari” was David Ginsberg, a prominent Washington lawyer who represented the Israeli embassy; and “Ilan” was Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, a longtime Johnson confidant who had dined with the President on the eve of the Six-Day War.

    “Largely through the legal genius of his ally Abe Fortas, Johnson managed, by a hairbreadth, to halt a federal court’s investigation into the stealing of the 1948 election.”

    President Lyndon B. Johnson received the 1965 America’s Democratic Legacy Award from B’nai B’rith’s Anti-Defamation League

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