During the programme he said this:
“We know from the internal White House memos, correspondence and other documents that the primary reason Truman decided to recognise Israel over the objections of the State department was HIS FEAR THAT LARGE NUMBER OF JEWS MIGHT VOTE REPUBLICAN IN 1948...
Truman knew that the 1948 election was going to be close. He knew by the Spring of 1948 that his opponent was almost certainly going to be the governor of New York, Thomas Dewey. That meant that New York, a very important state, (which) in those days had the largest number of electoral votes, 47, New York could be in play and the Jewish vote in NY would be very significant. Even in those days the Jewish vote in NY was 10% or more of the electorate...Those that inhabit the uppermost layers of the jungle canopy are monsters. They will change the world for a vote. They will do great evil just to gain and keep power.
So PURE ELECTION YEAR POLITICS WERE A MAJOR ROLE IS SHAPING AMERICA'S EARLY POLICY.”
The nastily insignificant little man, Harry Truman, was one such monster.