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George H. W. Bush: Farewell to a Friend of Israel, a "Great Righteous Man"

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz : Dec 3, 2018 : BreakingIsraelNews.com

"When you add up the Jews he saved, he will be a great tzaddik (righteous man). I believe he will go down in Jewish history as the president who was engaged in more initiatives to save more Jews in countries where they were being persecuted." -Abraham Foxman

(Israel)— [Breakingisraelnews.com] Despite his contentious relationship with Israel, Bush's love for the Jews was undeniable. As UN Envoy and again as President Reagan's second-in-command, Bush worked hard to open the gates for the Jews of the Soviet Union to make Aliyah. He also made the controversial decision to approve American overtures to the Mengistu regime in Ethiopia that resulted in Operation Solomon, which brought 15,000 Jews to Israel. He also persuaded Hafez Assad, the Syrian president, to permit young Jewish women to leave Syria for New York so they could marry men in the Syrian Jewish community. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/via BIN)

Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League's former national director, praised Bush's efforts for the Jews.

"When you add up the Jews he saved, he will be a great tzaddik (righteous man)," Foxman said in 2013. "I believe he will go down in Jewish history as the president who was engaged in more initiatives to save more Jews in countries where they were being persecuted"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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