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Israeli Independence War hero pardoned by President Bush


1948 ‘Gunrunner’ for Israel pardoned posthumously by Bush.

Among the twenty presidential pardons announced on Dec. 22nd, was one of significant distinction. In 1949, an American citizen, a Irish Protestant, defied the U.S. Neutrality Act and took actions which directly aided the emerging Jewish state of Israel in its war of independence.

President Bush has pardoned a man who broke the law by providing planes and weapons to Jews fighting for the fledgling state of Israel in its 1948 War of Independence. «Read the rest of this article»


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