How Martin Luther King Jr. avoided visiting Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dumisani
    • 05.05.13 | 18:42 (IDT)

    ["King was sympathetic to Israel and declared support for its right to exist in peace. But given all the delays and evasions, it seems he did not want to identify himself with Israel to this extent during the struggle for equal rights for blacks in the United States," write Shlomo Mark and Hagai Zoref at the State Archives. "It is possible that the fact that during the 1960s his status began to decline in the African-American community, with the rise of more radical groups that were identified with anti-Israel positions, such as Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, also contributed to this," they added.] Pure conjecture mixed with hyperbole. Yes, Dr. King was publicly derided by men like A. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael for his pro-Israel stance. Yet Dr. King remained a staunch proponent of Israel and the Jewish people. Please get your facts straight - there's enough confusion of about Dr. King's Zionist legacy already out here.

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    First published 17:23 23.02.13 | Last updated 17:23 23.02.13
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