is seen in unexpected places
Henry Kissinger on the
was often the case, Kissinger's attitude towards his
Jewishness was reflected in his humor, much of it
directed at the pressure on him from "my co-religionists"
to forgive any Israeli sin.
- At the height of his fury at Jerusalem for violating
the October 1973 cease-fire and surrounding Egypt's Third
Army, Kissinger grumbled at one WSAG meeting, "If it were
not for the accident of my birth, I would be
In other moments of exasperation, he would note that
"any people that has been persecuted for two thousand
years must be doing something wrong"
Isaacson, Kissinger: a Biography (Simon &
Schuster, Inc., New York, and Faber & Faber Ltd,
London1992) page 561
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