4. Glorious Future

“I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have faith in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it—not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.” -Harry Truman, 33rd President of the United States

President Truman was the first US president, and first world leader, to recognize Israel after the Jewish state declared independence on May 14, 1948.