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How WW II American Leaders in North Africa Learned to Disregard the Interests of Jews

Old fashioned anti-Semitism played a role, but the greater part had to do with a fear, justified or not, of provoking the Arabs.

Members of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on overseas duty in North Africa are reviewed by General Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1943. Bettmann.

Members of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on overseas duty in North Africa are reviewed by General Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1943. Bettmann.

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Oct. 16 2017
About the author

Michael Doran, a senior fellow¬†at the Hudson Institute and the author of Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East (2016), is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a former senior director of the National Security Council. He tweets @doranimated.


Old fashioned anti-Semitism played a role, but the greater part had to do with a fear, justified or not, of provoking the Arabs.

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