Where Did the Late
George H.W. Bush Stand on Israel?
By Ariel Natan Pasko
December 4, 2018
to hell.” That’s what George W. answered a reporter, when questioned about
what he planned to tell the Israelis, as he was about to leave on his 1998
Middle East trip. Was he joking? Let’s remember, George W. previously had said
in 1993, “heaven is open only to those who accept Jesus Christ,” while
discussing his decision to become “born again,” asr eported in the Houston Post at
And let’s not forget his heavy campaigning in
Michigan (home of the largest Arab-American community) before the 2000 election,
his family’s oil interests, and deep ties with the Arab community in America
and the Middle East. Then, there was George W’s open support for a Palestinian
state during his presidency, the first American president to come out of the
closet on the issue.
the saying goes, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
So, after a cursory look at George W. Bush’s
attitudes to Jews, and Israel, let’s look at his recently deceased father,
George H.W. Bush, his friends and family.
Well, for starters, there’s the company H.W. kept,
for example James Baker who said, “F*** the Jews, they didn’t vote for
us anyways.” James Baker was George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of State.
didn’t H.W. criticize Baker’s statement?
And H.W. let Baker publicly berate Israeli PM Yitzhak
Shamir, “When you’re serious about peace, call us,” giving the number for
the White House switchboard. Later, as a friend of the family, he acted as a
political advisor to Jeb Bush, when he ran for governor in Florida.
George H.W. Bush will go down in Jewish History as
the American president who forced Israel into a subservient position and
endangered millions of Jews.
During the 1991 Gulf War, Shamir wanted the
communication codes, so that Israeli pilots could contact their American
counterparts, and avoid a friendly fire scenario. Bush refused, forcing
Shamir’s hand, not to respond to Saddam Hussein’s scud missile fire on
Israel. Bush sent patriot missiles, and insisted that Israel let America take
care of it. That may be the main turning point, in the Israeli mentality,
from “we fight our own wars,” to a growing sense of dependence on Uncle Sam.
the late Rabbi Meir Kahane quipped, “Once we were people who had faith in the
burning bush, and now we depend upon George Bush?”
H.W. also pushed off an Israeli $10 billion aid request
for loan guarantees, to help settle the million plus Soviet Jewish refugees
flooding Israel, after the fall of the Iron Curtain. He insisted Israel stop
building “settlements,” and extorted from Shamir, an agreement that Israel
would participate in the 1991 Madrid “peace” Conference. Which led to the
Oslo Process, the Palestinian Authority, Arafat’s return, and the Death
Machine, Israelis suffer with today. After a more cooperative prime minister was
elected in Israel in 1992, Yitzhak Rabin, the loan guarantees went through.
But the George
HW’s apple didn’t fall far either…
The accusations against HW’s father, Sen. Prescott
Bush, go well beyond dislike for Jews and discriminatory practices that were
typical of New England WASP culture back then. It seems his father was
involved with Hitler’s financiers in the later 1920s and 1930s.
Prescott Bush was co-founder and a director of at a New
York bank, Union Banking Corp. (UBC), where German businessmen who supported the
Nazis, stashed away millions. According to documents from the US National
Archives made public in 2003, Bush was still a director at the bank, when its
assets were frozen under the Trading With the Enemy Act in 1942.
It seems, the UBC was not so much a “bank” at all,
but a “clearing house” for the many assets and enterprises, of German
industrialist Fritz Thyssen, who later admitted to his role, in helping to
finance the Third Reich.
The documents also reveal that Prescott Bush worked
for, and was later a partner in, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH). By the late
1930s, both BBH, which claimed to be the world's largest private investment
bank, and UBC, had bought and shipped millions of dollars of gold, fuel, steel,
coal and US treasury bonds to Nazi Germany, feeding and financing Hitler’s
On October 20, 1942, the alien property custodian,
seized the assets of the UBC, of which Prescott Bush was a director. After
checking their books, further seizures were made against two affiliates, the
Holland-American Trading Corporation, and the Seamless Steel Equipment
Corporation. In November, the Silesian-American Company, another of Prescott
Bush’s ventures, was also seized.
Bush owned an interest in the Consolidated Silesian
Steel Company (CSSC), based in mineral rich Silesia on the German-Polish border.
During the war, the company made use of Jewish slave labor from the
concentration camps, including Auschwitz.
Two former Jewish slave laborers, at Auschwitz, brought
a class action petition to The Hague, for damages against the Bush family,
“From April 1944 on, the American Air Force could have destroyed the camp with
air raids, as well as the railway bridges and railway lines from Hungary to
Auschwitz. The murder of about 400,000 Hungarian Holocaust victims could have
Their argument: On January 22, 1944, Pres.
Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order, calling on the government to take
all measures to rescue European Jews. The lawyers in the petition claimed the
order was ignored, because of pressure brought by a group of large American
companies, including BBH, where Prescott Bush was a director. The petition went
John Loftus, a former US Nazi war crimes
prosecutor in the 70s, who is associated with the Florida Holocaust
Museum in St. Petersburg, said that Prescott Bush’s business dealings
were similar to what other American and British businessmen were doing at the
bought Nazi stocks.
“This was the mechanism by which Hitler was funded to
come to power, this was the mechanism by which the Third Reich’s defense
industry was re-armed, this was the mechanism by which Nazi profits were
repatriated back to the American owners, this was the mechanism by which
investigations into the financial laundering of the Third Reich were blunted.
The UBC was a holding company for the Nazis, for Fritz Thyssen,” Loftus
explained. Loftus has said that the late senator's actions, should have been
grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
It seems that the money Prescott Bush made from all his
business dealings with the Nazis, including benefiting from Jewish slave labor,
helped to establish the Bush family fortune, and set up its political dynasty.
You have George H.W. Bush’s father, Prescott,
possibly a Nazi sympathizer, in the least, having accumulated a fortune working
with them, financially benefiting from Jewish slave labor too. And this, even
after the US enters the war against Nazi Germany. Post-war he runs for politics,
gets elected senator, and can also set up his kids to run.
Then, H.W., who weakens Israel’s defense posture, by
forcing dependence on America. He withholds loan guarantees to help Israel
absorb the massive wave of Soviet Jews (said to be the equivalent of America
absorbing France). And, he pushes Israel into the false peace process, that
began at the Madrid Conference in 1991, endangering Israel.
And HW’s son, George W. Bush, who doesn’t think
Jews will get an afterlife, and admits that America, Israel’s “ally,” the
“even-handed broker,” wants the “peace process” to end with a
Palestinian state, further endangering over six million Jews in Israel.
What a family legacy!