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Busting Sir Winston

Busting Sir Winston

Photo Credit: State Dept Image

See Secretary of State John Kerry posing for a photo with Senate and House leaders at the dedication of a bust of Winston Churchill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on October 30, 2013.

The bust is being placed pursuant to H. Res. 497, which was authored by House Speaker John Boehner and passed the House shortly before the 70th anniversary of Churchill’s wartime address to a joint meeting of Congress.

On Dec. 26, 1941, following the Dec. 7 Japanese surprise attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Churchill made his first historic address to a joint session of Congress to win support for his concept of the war.

In public, he epitomized the “bulldog” fighting spirit.

In private, the strain was taking its toll, and that very evening Churchill suffered a mild heart attack.

Trust me, if he were standing there in person, sharing ideas about the future of the world, including his beloved England, with secretary of State John Kerry—that heart attack would have been upgraded to outright massive.

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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One Response to “Busting Sir Winston”

  1. Yechiel Baum says:

    why bust Churchill? He came begging for help against the Germans and yet his spent much time depriving escaping Jews from entering Israel, the UK or any British properties and not using one bomb to bombing the tracks to the concentration camps knowingly resulting in the murder of six million Jews on behalf of the head of the church of England.

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