Sunday, June 18, 2017

Oregon, Most Liberal of the USA States, Once Was Republican: What Happened and Why?

Nadene Goldfoot
                                                Oregon has had 38 governors.
                                              Three were Jewish.  One was a Syrian-American Christian
                                               17 were Democrats including the last 6 governors
                                                 1 was Independent.
                                                 2 were females.
                                               20 were Republicans.


 Farmers settled  Oregon.  Here is a Hillsboro, Oregon's farm with a Pumpkin Patch

Another view of Roloff Farm in Hillsboro, Oregon
                                                                             
Eastern Oregon onion farm in Snake River Valley 
I saw a lot of this while teaching in Ontario, Oregon.
     In my college Oregon History class, I learned that Oregonians were the ancestors of farmers and Californians and Washingtonians were ancestors of gold miners.  The Californians were a daring bunch, willing to gamble for their wealth, while Oregonians were a cautious lot, not taking chances anymore than they had to, such as depending on the weather.  I still see the differences.  It shows up in politics.    Oregon had been mostly Republican.  It was Republican when I was growing up here.  Now it houses a weird Portland and has gone Democrat, all except Eastern Oregon, that is.    What has caused this to happen?                                                        
Julius Meier-Jewish Governor in Oregon from 1931 to 1935 as Independent.  He
was my first governor as I was born in Portland in 1934.
 

"The son of the Meier & Frank department store founder, he would become a lawyer before entering the family business in Portland. Politically an independent, Meier served a single term as the 20th Governor of Oregon from 1931–1935".Meier was born in Portland to German immigrants of Jewish ancestry.   "While he had been reticent due to his wealth and religion, Meier agreed to enter the race as an independent candidate. 

. In spite of opposition to his candidacy by The Oregonian (the state's largest newspaper), he won 54.5 percent of the total vote, outdistancing his nearest competitor, Democratic candidate Edward F. Bailey, 135,608 votes to 62,434.  Meier's overwhelming victory was viewed as a reflection of strong public support for public hydropower development."  

"He was active in Jewish affairs.  "Mr. Meier is very active in Jewish communal life, among his philanthropies being the establishment of a B’nai B’rith center and summer camp for boys and girls. He is a trustee of Temple Beth Israel, president of the Portland Jewish Shelter Home and prominent in B’nai B’rith work."
My maternal grandfather, Frank Hugh Robinson, son of farmers from Illinois and Vermont,  voted Republican. His Swedish immigrant wife may have, also.  His daughter, Mildred Elizabeth Robinson, married a Jewish Democratic voter so she voted for what she thought was the best person, either Democrat or Republican.    I switched from being a Democrat to vote Republican in 2008. My paternal grandparents would have voted Democrat if they could have. My grandfather died in 1910 and Bubba didn't read or write, so I doubt if she voted.  Actually I don't think they were citizens.  
                                                                           
Oregon had been a Republican state after Independent Julius Meier was governor from 1931 to 1935. Before Julius, Oregon had been Republican too, with 11 Republicans and 8 Democrats.  
                                                                               
The first to be a governor was neither.  It was George Abernethy, and the grade school I had attended in Portland was named for him.  He can be said to have been a Loyalist versus people who were for British rule in the Oregon Country.  On June 3, 1845, Abernethy was elected to serve as Provisional Governor of the Oregon Country, defeating Osborne Russell, a member of the outgoing Executive Committee. Abernethy and his supporters were American loyalists who believed that the Provisional Government was strictly interim until the question of U.S. and British claims on the Oregon Country were finalized. Russell, however, headed up the "Independents" faction which wished to create a Republic of the Pacific.  At this time, James Knox Polk was a Democrat president.  

John Whiteaker 1859-1862 was the first real Oregon governor and was a Democrat. At the time, James Buchanan was the Democrat president-our 15th president.   Abraham Lincoln, Republican was elected president in 1861.  From this time to 1931, there were :
8 Democrats and 
11 Republicans elected.

Julius Meier was the first and only Independent governor as well as the first Jewish governor and served from 1931 to 1935.  This was when Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt were presidents.  It was during the eve of WWII when Jews were being suppressed and harmed in Germany.  After Governor Meier, Oregon had
 3 Democrat governors up to 1987.  However, they had
 9 Republican governors.
Jews throughout the USA were voting Democratic as they felt that Roosevelt had saved them from the Nazi regime in Germany  that had taken over Europe.  The war was over in 1945. " An important accomplishment was Meier's  leading the Columbia River Highway Association, the citizen committee creating political support for building the Columbia River Highway, first west from Portland to Astoria (1912–1915) and later east from Portland to The Dalles (1913–1922). His daughter, Jean, would later recall that he walked or crawled every inch of the highway's projected roadway."
                                                                              
Victor Atiyeh, Oregon's 32nd governor from 79 to 87 ;  attending  Holladay Grade School and Washington High School
which was also my high school. He's also the last Republican governor for Oregon.   
Atiyeh was born in Portland to Syrian immigrant parents, George and Linda Atiyeh. He attended Portland public schools and the University of Oregon for three years, where he played guard for the Ducks football team. He dropped out of college to tend to the family carpet business, Atiyeh Brothers, at the age of 21 after his father passed away. A golfer and gun collector, he was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and the Episcopal church. My parents bought their oriental rugs from the Atiyeh Brothers.  
Victor Atiyeh, Last Republican governor, was in office for 2 terms from 1979 to 1987.  From then on, Oregon has had only Democrat governors.  Jimmy Carter, Democrat and Ronald Reagan, Republican were Presidents then.  "As governor, Atiyeh established new public safety programs for Oregon's traditional fishing and lumber trades.] He provided incentives to bring new industries to the state to diversify the economy, including the opening of a trade office in Tokyo, Japan, Oregon's first overseas trade office. He launched a worldwide tourism initiative and worked towards the designation of the Columbia River Gorge as a national scenic preservation area.
Atiyeh helped to establish a statewide food bank, which was the nation's first.  He also worked to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving and signed new laws against the practice.  He chaired the Republican Governors Association and was the Republican National Convention's floor leader for President Ronald Reagan in 1984."

   Since 1987, Oregon has had 6 Democrat governors as follows:  
                                                                           
Neil Goldschmidt- Jewish Democrat Governor from 1987 to 1991,
a businessman and politician who was first Portland's mayor in 1972.  Like Clinton,who came along later in 1990,
he got into trouble over a sexual sin of being involved with an underaged female, ruining his reputation.  Goldschmidt became the sixth U.S. Secretary of Transportation in 1979. His recess appointment by President Jimmy Carter came on July 27 of that year. 


1Neil Goldschmidt 1987 to 1991:  Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush were Republican presidents.  
                                                                 
        2. Barbara Roberts 1991 to 1995:  George Bush and Bill Clinton were  Republican and Democrat presidents. Roberts was born Barbara Kay Hughey on December 21, 1936, in Corvallis, Oregon, to Bob and Carmen Murray Hughey. Her father, a millworker, was a descendant of Oregon Trail pioneers.  During her term as governor, Roberts worked with the Clinton administration to secure federal waivers and funding for the Oregon Health Plan. She also helped to increase the number of children in the Head Start Program, secured financing for additional units of affordable housing, and developed programs to help move Oregonians from welfare to the workplace. The Roberts administration was known for its strong support of gay rights and appointed women to positions in state government.
                                                                       


3. John Kitzhaber, MD  1995 to 2003: Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were Democrat and Republican presidents. John Albert Kitzhaber is an American politician and physician. He is the longest-serving governor in Oregon's history, as well as the only Oregon governor to resign (Feb. 2015) because of a scandal.  He was in his 4th term at this time.  He resigned not because he was guilty of anything but because of " the media frenzy around these questions kept me from being the effective leader I wanted and needed to be," Kitzhaber said in a statement.  While Kitzhaber claims he was a victim of "fake news," there was nothing fake about the more than $200,000 Hayes collected from work she did for private nonprofits while first lady. 
                                                                      

4. Ted Kulangoski 2003 to 2011: Barack Obama  was president.  Under Obama, the Democratic Party took out Israel from their list of important issues to support. "Theodore Ralph "Ted" Kulongoski is a Jewish-American politician who served as the 36th Governor of Oregon from 2003 to 2011. A Democrat, he served in both houses of the Oregon Legislative Assembly and also served as the state Insurance Commissioner."  Kulongoski was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1940. He was 4 years old when his father died, and spent the rest of his childhood in a Catholic boys' home. After High school, Kulongoski served in the Marines. With the help of the G.I. Bill, he obtained an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Missouri in 1970. Kulongoski then moved to Eugene, Oregon and became a labor lawyer.
                                                                   
John with Cylvia Hayes who was the reason of his governing problems.
He became a target of federal investigation.  A Portland lawyer commented, ""Whatever you think about the personal choices he's made, the guy has a hell of a lot of expertise."
5. John Kitzhaber again  2011 to 2015:  Barack Obama was president .On February 13, 2015, facing a criminal investigation, Kitzhaber announced his intention to resign as governor effective February 18.  Secretary of State Kate Brown succeeded him.
                                                                         
Kate Brown, born in Spain as father was in US Air force.  She was a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School.  "She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Conservation with a certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981 and a J.D. degree and certificate in Environmental Law from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in 1985
Oregon's 2nd female governor and first openly bisexual governor in US history.

"Brown lives in PortlandOregon, with her husband,  Dan Little."
6. Kate Brown since 2015 stepped in upon Kitzhaber's resignation.   Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been president-Democrat and Republican. " Brown has been criticized for her willingness to undermine her colleagues. She was integral in rounding up votes to pass a bill reforming Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System and then voted against the reform bill in order to preserve her own ties to organized labor. Many of her colleagues would go on to lose their seats due to backlash from labor unions."
                                                                             
Dad, a Democrat voter and Mom-for the best man
My personal opinion is that Democrats and Republican parties have traded places.  My father used to say that the Democrats are the ones for the small businessman.  That's changed.  So are Republicans.  They're for any type of business to remain in the USA.  Dad was a small businessman as a wholesale meat dealer.  He started his business career as a kosher butcher.  
                                                                         

Democrats are being led by self denial Nancy  Pelosi, minority leader of the US House of Representatives, representing California's 12th District (mainly San Francisco,  who sees Republicans as the enemy.  Pelosi was the former Speaker of the House.  She and her homies are faultless and permissive with Gifford holding up a bloody head of our Republican President Trump who won the election over their darling Hillary who they thought had it in the bag.  Or as for  the Shakespearean play in the NY City park of the death of Caesar played by Trump  she sees nothing wrong with him being hacked to death in the heart.  It's theater.  It's art.    Pelosi refuses to see the connection between all these acts going on which Republicans see as the the desire to impeach Trump.  Pat Buchanan, Republican, feels we're on the  verge of a Civil War.  We know there are a lot of easily led and impressive voters out in the hinterland, and one worked up Democrat has gone so far as to make a list of key Republicans he was going to take out and almost got away with at the Congressional practice baseball game the night before the big one.  The shooter was a nasty dude, on the verge as we see in hindsight.  He took his wife by complete surprise, she said.  The police shot and killed him after he shot a senator in the hip.  Near death at the hospital, the Republican whip is pulling through.  Others were shot as well.  Pelosi sees no wrong in the actions of these Democrats.  She was one who approved of Obama Care.  "Pelosi has been credited for spearheading President Obama's health care law when it seemed that it would go down in defeat. Now it has died. She is quoted to have said,
"Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance."  Well, the average man couldn't as it became too expensive.  She's still in denial about it.  

How has Portland, Oregon's largest city,  become weird and very much to the left? One example:   "Our mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler (D), attempted to cancel a rally in defense of “free speech” in order to preserve free speech.  Portland " is one of the most liberal cities in America. Portland (Multnomah County) has about 515,000 registered voters – nearly 54% are Democrats and less than 13% are Republicans. Many of the remaining 33% simply don’t think the Democrat Party is liberal enough and so they register as Independents, Progressives, Pacific Greens, Working Families or non-affiliated. (In the 2016 election Portland voted overwhelmingly for Sen. Bernie Sanders (Socialist-VT)."I'm one of the rarest-a Jewish Republican.  

                                                                      
I've seen the weird TV program about Grimm dealing with all these
fairy-tale type ogres running around Portland and I loved it!
A fairy tale for adults is weird!
Oregon is being invaded by Californians. "Reasons local residents are moving out of California include the cost of housing, congestion, high taxes and gun laws. Jennifer Leach and her family are selling their Ladera Ranch home and moving to Denver because of a new school vaccination law.(Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, Orange County Register/SCNG) .

Why to Oregon?  It's a neighbor state.  "If it's cheaper, they will come. That thinking has been behind a major real estate boom in Oregon, as workers flee California, where housing is among the priciest in the nation.

" They are coming up from that southern state with lots of money as the cost of living must be higher there to have the privilege of living under the sun and surf, and they have cash in their pockets and are buying homes above the asking price with it.  "Oregon was the most popular state to move to last year, according to moving company United Van Lines. And a quarter of those people came from The Golden State." (California).  Portland home prices jumped 11.1% between November 2014 and 2015 -- the biggest increase in the country. 
                                                           
Portland, city of bridges over the Willamette River
SW Portland houses the downtown area

"Of all the transplants that moved to Oregon in 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau found, 30,500 came from California - far more than the 18,500 who came from Washington, the second-largest group. Meanwhile, home values and rents in Oregon have sharply increased, and the inventory of available homes for sale and rent has been historically low -- a fact many locals have blamed on the transplants."

"For people in Portland, it feels like the city is getting away from them," said Nick Krautter, a real estate agent from Keller Williams Portland. "For two school teachers making $70,000 a year, it's tough for them to buy anything for over $300,000. But for people coming here with millions, it's a bargain."

Rent prices also went up 13.7%, according to Zillow.
The median home price in Portland is now $345,500. In San Francisco, it's $1.12 million."Many new residents have high-paying jobs that let them work remotely.  "They maintain the salaries from where they use to live ... and those salaries -- especially those having to do with software, engineering and development -- happen to be higher than what most companies pay in Portland," 
"It's becoming a city that is not recognizable for folks who have lived here for more than a year," said Isenstein Krueger. She said a new tall building has earned the nickname "sore thumb" among some residents.  "People are terrified that we are going to turn into San Francisco."  "The clear message is that those promoting violence – particularly when the violence is directed against policies, with which the Portland City Commission disagrees – are, welcome and tolerated in Portland."  An example is that "Portland Police have  been instructed to "go easy” on these leftist demonstrators that it is now standard operating procedure. The treatment is so biased in favor of the leftists that in one instance the police arrested and charged an individual who drew a gun in an effort to protect himself from a mob purporting to represent Black Lives Matter."

Californians are moving to many Western states; not just Oregon:  A futuristic power spoken about is  the Leftist nation of Pacifica.
One Leftist is trying to get California to cede from our union and trying to talk others into joining them.  "For confirmation, take stock of our present 2016 election season in all its novel madness: All we can agree to is our shared addiction to fast food and NFL football and that we are likely to disagree disagreeably on every thing of pith and moment for the foreseeable future.
What else can you do when the center cannot hold?  When things fall apart? Disunite.  Break up along existing cultural fault lines into smaller, more homogenous and manageable nations.  Breaking up is not that hard to do...sometimes it’s the only thing to do.  Ask those nearly half of Americans with a first divorce behind them.  And so I call upon my fellow citizens of the enlightened Pacific Slope to go west with me and seek our separate destiny on our own tectonic plate, the Pacific, which shall be the root of our name: Pacifica.
-- A Left Coast Manifesto:  Why the Pacific States Should Secede and Form Their Own More Perfect Union  by Larry L. Meyer  (Meyer is professor emeritus in journalism from California State University Long Beach, where he headed its Magazine Journalism Option for 15 years and was a three-time winner of the Meritorious Performance Award.  Prior to that, he taught writing and editing at UCLA and CSUN part time.)
    I hope this terrible idea dies.  America is great because we have been a strong union, unbreakable since the end of the Civil War in 1865.  
Where Californians Roam     
The Californians as depicted on Saturday Night Live
StateShare of total population
Nevada18.4%
Oregon15.6%
Idaho13.4%
Arizona10%
Alaska9.7%
Washington9.3%
Utah8.7%
Hawaii7.1%
Colorado6.9%
Montana6.8%
Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859 and Portland's City Hall dates back to 1895 when it was finished.
President Trump might be interested in this: "
The city hired Henry J. Hefty to design the building; his design was "a huge ostentatious structure that appeared to be modeled on the Kremlin." The city purchased the block in 1890 for $100,000, and construction began in 1892, but was halted due to dissatisfaction with the design.  After the foundation and basement of the building had been built, the new City Hall Commission canceled the contract and tore out the basement and first floor at an expense of $125,000. 

The Democratic Party I knew changed with Obama.  The  Democrats  altered their platform about Jerusalem in 2012 by taking out the sentence  that was there in 2008 that said that Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.  The Republicans criticized this so much that Obama had them put it back in.  At the very end of Obama's term, he turned against Israel at the UN, showing his true feelings about this tiny country that President Harry Truman had voted for as a Democrat.  

City Hall is where I attended meetings pertaining to Israel where the city was involved.  It was then
that I saw so many people against Israel as speakers "about the incident in which the Portland City Council decided to withdraw its investment in Caterpillar Company because Israeli authorities use Caterpillar equipment in building security walls to control Palestinian terrorists and to build residential developments in “disputed” lands. "
Only 51% of the people living in Oregon today were born here.  I'm one of them but had left several times to live in Anchorage, Alaska and Israel.  Like the swallows of Capistrano, I have returned to my son and many cousins; my Portland home,  but can hardly recognize it.  Being older now, I am happy to stay on Division and Powell in my driving, instead of the freeway.
                                                     
Issues about Jerusalem 
My yardstick  in deciding on what party is best is how they treat Israel. The other issues will survive and be dealt with fairly because we are brilliant Americans.  Israel needs our backing.   I have put it on my list at the top of the page.  The Republicans won that battle with hands tied behind their backs. I was so impressed by the two Senators of Cuban parents, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.   All 18 candidates were terrific-well, at least 17 were on that score.  At my doting age, I have decided that the best speaker is not always the greatest president.  Obama was a great speaker but Trump is the doer. Obama did not follow through but backed down.  To me, Hillary, from the same Obama Party, was his female Rep.   Though I had been on the Democratic Central Committee long ago in Ontario, Oregon, I now want to help Trump out, so am writing this article.  Oregon has changed, and I want to know why.  As the majority changed and moved left-I have moved right. I'm not alone.  There are others like me here.                                                                    
 It's like asking, is the glass half full or half empty?  That explains the difference we have between the left and the right; how we see issues.  Maybe it's genetic.  Some people have a judgmental personality, some don't.  Some are more trusting.  More likely it has something to do with how your parents voted.   My conclusion is that California has helped to bring about the change in Oregon.  Farmers and gold miners- two types of people-and they needed each other to survive.  
Resource: 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Governors_of_Oregon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_G._Atiyeh
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/us/politics/pushed-by-obama-democrats-alter-platform-over-jerusalem.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Meier
http://www.jta.org/2015/03/12/default/from-the-archive-when-oregons-governor-moonlit-as-synagogue-president
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/05/pf/oregon-unaffordable-california/index.html
https://oregoneconomicanalysis.com/2015/09/08/migration-in-defense-of-californians/
lhttp://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2013/08/29/216150644/how-california-is-turning-the-rest-of-the-west-blue
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_City_Hall_(Oregon)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Goldschmidt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Roberts
https://www.google.com/#q=John+Kitzhaber
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/06/federal_prosecutors_decline_to.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kulongoski
http://www.oregonlive.com/front-porch/index.ssf/2016/04/get_californians_out_of_oregon.html
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/05/why-people-are-flocking-to-oregon.html
Victor Sharpe-Leftist Portland, Oregon essay.  
https://suburbanstats.org/population/how-many-people-live-in-oregon
http://worldpopulationreview.com/states/california-population/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/10/1595709/-Time-for-the-Left-Coast-to-SECEDE-It-is-possible-Here-s-how-Calexit
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/us/politics/pushed-by-obama-democrats-alter-platform-over-jerusalem.html
http://www.larrylmeyer.com/bio/

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Anti-Semitic Paranoid J. Edgar Hoover; FBI Director

Nadene Goldfoot                                              
John Edgar Hoover b: January 1, 1895 d: May 2, 1972
only 5'7" but practiced secret abuses of power and kept secret files
on activists and political leaders by using illegal methods.
America's 1st FBI Director was J. Edgar Hoover, who was deeply anti-Semitic; so anti-Semitic that he was paranoid about it.  This Republican took office on May 10, 1924 and nobody dared to get rid of him in this position.  He died in office on May 2, 1972, a threat to  presidents Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robert Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon.    These presidents feared his intimidation and threats.  He kept secret files of people's sex lives and so used the fear of scandal and blackmail against Washington.
                                                                               


AKA Edward de Valera 
His paranoid against Jews showed up in the 1920s in that he always thought that Jews were subversives so ordered an investigation of the Irish nationalist politician, Eamon de Valera.  His grounds were that he was a "suspected Jew!"

This New York City born Irishman, Eamon de Valera,  became  the 3rd President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973.  He was a political man, but not Jewish.  In fact, he believed in the Catholic church and that it was most important to Irish identity.

My grandfather lived in Dublin for a very short time after immigrating from Lithuania, a hotbed of anti-Semitism when Nathan Goldfus turned 18 in 1888.  He got to England, then thought things would be better in Ireland, as many Jewish Lithuanians also thought.  They were all escaping war and being forced to be on the front lines being Jewish, pogroms where they were beaten up or faced possible death there.  This became the era when Jews immigrated to the USA in greater numbers and life under Russia was unbearable.  Many had made aliyah to Palestine starting in 1880.

Hoover's FBI became his secret police force, similar to the Gestapo used by the Nazis.  He started his own illegal wiretap in the 1920s until Roosevelt's assistant attorney general ordered him to stop in the late 1930s.  He had bugged congressmen and cabinet members during the Roosevelt administration.  For that, Roosevelt looked the other way when the British wiretapped Hoover's office in the Justice Department.  It was the British Sir William Stephenson who leaked wiretap information on pro-Nazi American businessmen to Hoover.  The Rockerfeller building was bugged on several important floors.  Clubs, law firms, shipping agencies did not escape his wire tapping,

As it turned out, Hoover wouldn't go after American Nazis, causing Stephenson  to murder a few as he would not act on those he learned about.  Instead, he went after communists.  He formed his own view that far too many Jews were Red sympathizers, and spread this to the people who worked for him.  He was paranoid about it, and the British took advantage of it.  They kept extensive electronic surveillance facilities in the USA during WWII and kept them in place when the war ended.  Great numbers of American Jews were spied on and this was all passed onto Hoover.
                                                                       
Hoover and his machine gun
The FBI had the British intelligence on the American Jews who favored in independent Jewish state in Palestine and had been helping financially or otherwise.  Remember that this had already been voted on by the League of Nations who had established the 30 year mandate for the British on Palestine that would free Jews there to establish Israel on May 14, 1948, the date the British would leave.  When the Jews announced on that date the establishment of Israel, Truman would vote yes in the United Nations.

     "British Intelligence authorities have advised that the above captioned individual.....left Palestine for the United State November 21, 1947, in contravention of the Supervision Order in force to prevent his departure.
     ........ has for several years been suspected of membership in Irgun Zvai Leumi, an underground Jewish terrorist group.  It is believed that he is at present inactive in this organization due to ill health.  British authorities reported that his address in the United states will probably be in care of Carmel Rabbinical College, 441 Garrison Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland. "  
                                                                                    
Stanley Goldfoot of the Stern Group, called Stern Gang
by the British, was a reporter.  His most famous piece is
"Letter to the World."

This could have been about my 3rd cousin, Stanley Goldfoot, who was the Chief of Intelligence for this group.  He lived in New York City and established a magazine about our Jewish state to be then.  He was born and raised in South Africa after his father's family had left Lithuania.  My grandfather shared a home in Dublin with his family.  He had good health, though, and was a great writer.  Hoover most likely had a dossier on him, too.  
                                                                                 

Ben Gurion, who became Israel's 1st president, had sent agents to the USA but didn't realize that they would be under surveillance before they ever got off the boat!  Golda Meir's arms-for-Israel campaign caused the FBI to listen to her and her colleagues in their spying.  
                                                                                   

The FBI kept spying on Jews from 1946 onward to convince President Truman that the Jews were supporting the "Zionist-Communist terrorists" in Palestine .  He was of the opinion  fed by the British that the Soviets were backing the this Jewish-Communist conspiracy.  He was convinced that there was a worldwide Jewish-Communist conspiracy.  From late 1947 on for several years, the FBI found large stockpiles of ammunition and explosives collected by prominent American-Jewish businessmen destined for Palestine, which makes me want to cry.  I know how hard it was for these valiant Jews to collect this and get it to Palestine, as it was so much needed in order to carry out the promise of the League of Nations that they were to be awarded their Jewish Homeland.  That the British were ordered to help them and see that they did everything to impede this grant makes me ill.
                                                                          
Jewish Haganah fighters with Bren gun 1948
The British refused to defend Jews from Arab attacks so they had to contrive ways of defending themselves or die.  Haganah was created as a clandestine organization for Jewish self defense in Palestine.  In 1948 it became Tzeva Haganah le-Israel.  It was all volunteer.  This became most important after the 1929 Arab riots when the British merely appeased the Arabs.  The Stern Group was a branch that broke off and was a little tougher.
  

At this time, the buying of surplus weapons was legal.  Hoover caused his own war against the Jews by doing this, and then he had the audacity to take it to the press.  The British made both groups, Jews and Arabs,  conflicting promises. But, more and more Jews arrived, buying land, starting businesses, and many Arabs wanted Britain to stop the influx. In their efforts to keep violence off the table, Britain forbade the Jews from arming.


In 1929, rumors spread that Jews were desecrating Arab Mosques in Jerusalem. Throughout Palestine, Jews were attacked. At the time, Haim Slavin was an engineer working for the Palestine Electric Corporation. Slavin set up to produce grenades. When the violence ended, hundreds of Arabs and Jews were dead
throughout Palestine.
                                                                           
Haim Slavin, Haganah arms expert,
1946 couldn't speak English,  and didn't know anything about America
"Chaim Slavin, a Russian-born electrical engineer widely regarded as the father of Israel’s military industries, died of a heart attack July 1980 at the age of 72. He came to Palestine 56 years ago and was employed in hydroelectric projects until the late David Ben Gurion assigned him to organize underground arms production in the period before World War II."

 Hoover's spying had exposed  the fact that one of Ben-Gurion's chief American agents, this same Haim Slavin, had procured millions of dollars' worth of USA arms and equipment for the small amount of $800,000.  Small amounts that it was made from were paid for my many Jews' donations of $18, our designated amount for donations-with the meaning of "for life!"  Haim had engineered the Dror rifle as well as much of Israel's military industries and worked secretly, he thought, in the USA and Canada, but now we know he was spied on by Hoover.  He managed to acquire hundreds of tons of machinery and weaponry needed anyway.  
                                                                   
   
Ben Gurion had said of the Palestinian Arabs, ""There is a huge difference between us and our enemies. Not only in capacity, but in morality, culture, sacredness of life and consciousness. They are our neighbors here, but it is as if a few hundred meters away there was a people that did not belong to our continent, our world, which really belonged to another galaxy. "  He spoke of a kibbutz, Tsvi Dar which was at the forefront of the Israeli militaire industries,  .. well before the creation of the state (of Israel) , several were called Maflan (factories of manufacture of arms), and were organized and managed by Haim Slavin.

Hoover's anti-Semitism spread throughout the state department and intelligence community so by December 5, 1947, after the UN General Assembly had approved the partition plan for Palestine, the US placed an embargo on arms shipments to the Middle East and the State Department "specifically forbade the issuing of passports to persons wishing to serve with armed forces not under the US Government.  This time it was the British wiretapping that stopped American Jews from giving more than just token assistance to their friends in Palestine, but the FBI claimed all the "credit."  The embargo affected both Arabs and Jews.
                                                                         
Jews who survived Hebron attack of 1929 when many were massacred in a town of 700 Jews,
now were refugees.  Those who returned later were again attacked in 1936-just before WWII.
Arabs were stirred against them by Nazis.  The population grew to 38,310 by 1967.  
The embargo came AFTER millions of dollars worth of American arms had been given to the Arabs.  All the Western allies followed the USA by arming the Arabs.  The British outdid the USA by sending more weapons but didn't join in on the embargo because they had more arms to deliver to the Arabs.  They even armed Iraq and Jordan "to the teeth" while Hoover kept the Jews disarmed.

The French got in on the action, too. They sent huge amounts into Syria and Lebanon to help the Arabs.  Then France and the US sent each other rumors of Jewish-Communist conspiracy to "bolster their bigotry."    If American Jews only knew that Hoover had worse plans for Jews.  They all were about to become the principal targets of FBI surveillance during the McCarthy era.  Even though the Anti-Defamation League of the B'Nai Brith had been helping by knowing who Nazi sympathizers were in the USA.  Hoover didn't like to ask Jews for this help.  Jewish informants were labeled by him as Premature Anti-Fascists and they all were under surveillance.  Anyone who voiced opposition to Hitler before December 1941 was a suspect by Hoover. and were called pinko PAFs or commie agents.                                                        
Rabbi Twerski at Harvard near Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Rabbi Levine 1926 in Brisbane, Australia Synagogue 
                                                                           
Hoover and his ilk believed that All Zionists were suspects as potential Communist terrorists.  If you gave money to Palestine they were terrorists or Communists.  I did in Sunday School.  We gave nickels and dimes we put  into a box called Karen amein which was charity.  If anyone emigrated to Palestine, they were labeled as a Soviet agent in disguise.  Poor rabbis who didn't know!

James Forrestal kept up the wiretapping of Jews behind President Truman's back who ordered such things shut down on September 29, 1945.


Resource:  The Secret War Against the Jews by John Loftus and Mark Aarons
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89amon_de_Valera
http://www.sadefensejournal.com/wp/?p=3073 on Chaim Slavin, ammunition
http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=118&x_article=1691