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  8/14/2014, Av 18, 5774

Teddy Roosevelt and Palestine - "Bully for You!"

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909), played a vital role in turning the United States into a global power. As president, he showed concern for the Jews of North Africa and Czarist Russia. After his presidency, he expressed strong support for the emergence of a Jewish state in Palestine.

He said: "There can be no peace worth having" until Armenians and Arabs are granted independence "and the Jews given control of Palestine."