Mike Wallace’s Interview With Abba Eban

With 60 Minutes’ Mike Wallace dying yesterday, now seems like an opportune time to bring out his 1958 interview with Abba Eban, Israel’s ambassador to the US at the time (hat tip: Eric).

What is particularly interesting about this interview – besides Eban’s unparalleled eloquence and the inline cigarette advertisements – are Wallace’s questions, which reveal the same kinds of arguments and claims against Israel, which we hear today (such as Israel’s deeds against the Arabs are┬álike the crimes committed against us by the Nazis, US support for Israel antagonizes the Arab world, and┬áZionism imposes on Jews around the world dual loyalty). Also noteworthy is the claim of the President of the National Bank of Egypt that Israel was doomed to go bankrupt, due to its pitiful resources and limited industry(!)


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media