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b“They [the Jews] own, you know, the banks in this country, bthe newspapers, you just look at where the Jewish money is bin this country.” Brown then added that “you can conjure bup a situation where there is another oil embargo and bpeople in this country are not only inconvenienced and un- bcomfortable but suffer and they get tough-minded enough bto set down the Jewish influence in this country and break bthat lobby.”

bThe effect on the nervous, insecure American Jew was bdevastating. He was stunned, as was I. I, however, was bstunned at the extent of the American Jew being stunned. bNone but the willfully blind could fail to realize that that bwhich Brown had said, tens of millions of other Americans bhad been thinking for a long time. Indeed, The Los Angeles bTimes syndicated columnist Nick Thimmesch in his Novem- bber 20, 1974 article pointed out that then Arkansas Senator bJ. W. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations bCommittee, had been saying the same thing for many years, bclaiming that America was falling under “Israeli domina- btion.” Thimmesch then proceeded to join in with the rest of bthe growing pack and, after the proper ritualistic kudos to bIsraeli survival, claimed that Israel “expects 110 per cent” bsupport in the press and concluded with the warning: b“Israeli representatives and their American supporters bshould be careful not to lose their friends in the last country bin the world friendly to Israel, namely the United States.”

bThe reaction of the major Jewish Establishment groups bwas instructive. After howls of protest they were able to get ba reprimand of Brown by President Ford and an apology bfrom the general. At that point, rather than insisting that bno man who held Brown’s views could be allowed to retain bthe office of chairman of the Joint Chiefs and that the apol- bogy could not root out the general’s convictions, Dore bSchary of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League speak- bing for the Jewish Establishment group that met with De- bfense Secretary James Schlesinger said that the group would b“bide its time” and “see what happens.” The refusal to press bfor Brown’s dismissal was clearly based on the pitiful and b 

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