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Recalling tense ties between George H.W. Bush and Israel
Close associates of Peres to this day point to Bush’s Secretary of State James Baker as one of the factors behind Peres’s move. Known for his critical approach to Israel, Baker issued tough demands for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Jonathan S. Tobin
When pro-Israel voters held a president accountable
President George H.W. Bush’s life reminds us that character counts. But his re-election campaign illustrated what happens when pro-Israel voters get mad.
As history records it, President H.W. Bush was often at odds with Israeli leaders
In the flurry of praise and remembrance of the former president’s passing comes a discussion of contentious moments regarding Israel and America in the early 1990s.