Nixon's Adviser

January 1, 1970


In 1970, Max Fisher and Jewish leaders meet with congressmen and Secretary of State William Rogers to discuss the fate of Soviet Jews who are trying to immigrate to Israel. Nixon agrees to meet wth the group and arranges for death sentences hanging over the "Leningrad 11" to be commuted. For President Nixon Max Fisher served as an unofficial ambassador to Israel. "Mr. Fisher was our dominant nongovernmental adviser on American-Israeli affairs," said a Nixon White House staffer.
During the tenuous Roger's Plan controversy of 1969-1970, Max Fisher was privy to staff meetings in the White House in which he represented the interests of Israel.
Credit: Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

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Max Fisher meeting with President Nixon and staff during the Roger's Plan controversy.
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