My serious education on Israel came from the Freedom of Information Act gold mine that author Steven Green dug out of the US classified archives on our history with Israel for his book, Taking Sides, 1984.

The material was so shocking that some of the Reagan administration were planning to charge Green with something, until the White House attorneys pointed out that it would be tough, as the government had released the material to him. So, they just reclassified the most revealing parts.

Here is what I consider to be one of the best gems from the book:

In March, 1948, a Joint Chiefs of Staff paper on “Force Requirements for Palestine,” anticipating the termination of the British Mandate, predicted that the “Zionist strategy will seek to involve [the United States] in continuously widening and deepening series of operations intended to secure maximum Jewish objectives…”

a) initial sovereignty over a portion of Palestine,

b) acceptance by the great powers of the right to unlimited immigration,

c) the extension of Jewish sovereignty over all of Palestine,

d) the expansion of “Eretz Israel” into Transjordan and into portions of Lebanon and Syria, and

e) the establishment of Jewish military and economic hegemony over the entire Mid East.

The JCS paper added ominously: “All stages of this program are equally sacred to the fanatical concepts of Jewish leaders. The program is openly admitted by same leaders, and has been privately admitted to United States officials by responsible leaders of the presently dominant Jewish group…the Jewish Agency.”