Documents: Kissinger Calls Jews ‘Self-Serving’


henry-kissingerAmerican Jewish groups lobbying the Nixon White House on behalf of their Soviet brethren got under Henry Kissinger’s skin in demanding intense pressure on Moscow to the point that he denounced them to a White House colleague as self-serving “——–” – the English word for “mamzeirim” – newly released documents indicate.

Among the appeals flooding the White House was one from the late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to President Richard Nixon in August 1972 asking him to protest to the Kremlin its levying of fees for exit permits.

The White House, defending its strategy of quiet diplomacy, sought to assure the American Jews that Nixon was very concerned about the plight of Soviet Jews, had taken up the issue with Soviet leaders directly and remained convinced that quiet diplomacy was the best approach, the documents related.

A White House official, Leonard Garment, saying he was flooded with letters and phone calls with Jewish appeals, asked Kissinger for help and guidance. The late Alexander Haig, Nixon’s national security adviser, sent him Mrs. Meir’s letter and said “We will have to consider the best means by which to proceed.”

According to transcripts released by the State Department, Kissinger, who was Haig’s deputy, said to Garment: “Is there a more self-serving group of people than the Jewish community?” Kissinger is Jewish.

Garment, also Jewish, replied: “None in the world.”

At this point, Kissinger was quoted as saying “What the hell do they think they are accomplishing?”

Kissinger went on: “You can’t even tell bastards anything in confidence because they’ll leak it.”

But Kissinger said he would take up the issue with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin and also meet again with Jewish leaders. “They ought to remember what this administration has done,” he said.

The remarks were contained in documents dealing with U.S.-Soviet relations released by the State Department.

A call to Kissinger’s New York office seeking comment was not immediately returned late today.

{The Boston Globe/ Newscenter}


  1. Alexander Haig was Kissinger’s deputy and not the other way around. Also Haig, the gentile helped Israel on a grand scale when Kissinger said “Let them [the Israelis] bleed a bit, [presumably, then they would be more willing to surrender their Land for Peace”.
    ” Gen. Alexander Haig ordered the Infantry Officer Training School at Fort Benning, Georgia to train 40 Israeli commanders to use the TOW missile system. Then Loftus briefed the Israelis on the TOW capabilities. The “kill ratio” for the TOW was 97% [97 out of 100 such missiles hit and destroy their targets]. Al Haig stripped every TOW missile on the eastern seaboard of America and from Germany and shipped them to Israel. They loaded every TOW in stock on planes. The Israeli commanders were back in Israel just in time to repulse a massive Egyptian armored attack in the Sinai with the TOWs. It was the turning point of the war. Haig acted knowingly or unknowingly as HaShem’s conduit to save Israel from destruction.

  2. “how do you expect me to betray the state of israel or any of the jewish people? i who lost 13 siblings in the holocaust?!”
    -henry kissinger 1965

  3. in all his years of living, he has not learned the essence of a Jew which is his own essence?
    ok, being in the secular world to his extent can cause this loss of spiritual connection. Sorry for him and nobody wins.
    whomever was supposed to teach him in cheder missed a big opportunity, he is missing alot of basic information. big.

  4. Once, when Kissinger told then-PM Golda Meir that he was an American first, then the Secretary of State and then a Jew, Golda replied that was fine since, in Hebrew, people read from right-to-left!