To hear so many Democrats praising George H.W. Bush, was as convincing as hearing Met fans praise the Yankees – or Jerusalemites praise Tel Aviv.
I read how George, like his wife, Barbara, was a “people person” and a family man who cherished the democratic values that are so important here in Israel.
Now, as a perplexed America mourns its 41st president, six years after Israel buried its sixth prime minister, this odd couple appears to have actually had in common much more than they realized.
Over these past days, tributes to “Bush 41” have been shared by people from all over the world who were impacted not just by his leadership, but by his gentle and dignified persona.
Kemp, a pro-Israel shtarker in Congress, made sure the pro-Israel lobby got what it wanted.
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He came into office in January 1989, just three months before the Tiananmen Square protests began in China.
“George H.W. Bush’s instincts when it came to Israel were very different from those of his predecessor,” he wrote. “Unlike Ronald Reagan, he did not have an emotional attachment to Israel."