Op-ed from 1968: by Eric Hoffer


The Wall Street Journal on Thursday republished an Op-Ed, originally printed by the LA Times in 1968, by a non-Jewish winner of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom who spoke of the condition and treatment of the Jewish people and their struggle to defend Israel.

Written after Israel’s victory in the 1967 War, what is striking is that the challenges faced by Jews and Israel then are almost the same as today.

The WSJ published the article in its ‘Notable & Quotable’ section

The Op-Ed was written by Eric Hoffer, a social philosopher who first worked the docks as a longshoreman. Born in 1902 and died in 1983, Hoffer wrote nine books and won the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

I have a premonition that will not leave me; as it goes with Israel so will it go with all of us. Should Israel perish the holocaust will be upon us.