John Kennedy On Aggression
in the Middle East
August 25, 1960
We will act promptly and decisively against any nation in the Middle East which attacks its neighbors. I propose that we make clear to both the Israelis and the Arabs our guarantee that we will act with whatever force and speed is necessary to halt any aggression by any nation.
Source: Robert Silverberg, If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem: American Jews and the State of Israel. NY: William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1970, p. 552.