Martin Luther King Jr. – Pro Israel

A testament of hope: the essential writings and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr – Page 670 – Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King (Jr.), James Melvin Washington – HarperCollins, 1991 – 702 pages


Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all of our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel, and never mind saying it, as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert can be transformed into an…

http://books.google.com/books?id=qnoc3JhV5iUC&pg=PA670


Let the trumpet sound: a life of Martin Luther King, Jr – Page 475 – Stephen B. Oates – HarperCollins, Jan 12, 1994 – 592 pages


I see Israel, and never mind saying it, as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land almost can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy.
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Congressional Record, V. 148, Pt. 1, January 23, 2002 to February 13, 2002 – Page 426 – Congress – Government Printing Office

During his lifetime King witnessed the birth of Israel and the continuing struggle to build a nation. He consistently reiterated his stand on the Israel- Arab conflict, stating “Israel’s right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable.” It was no accident that King emphasized “security” in his statements on the Middle East.

On March 25, 1968, less than two weeks before his tragic death, he spoke out with clarity and directness stating, “peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy…
During an appearance at Harvard University shortly before his death, a student stood up and asked King to address himself to the issue of Zionism. The question was clearly hostile. King responded, “When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.” King taught us many lessons. As turbulence continues to grip the Middle East, his words should continue to serve as our guide…

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Near East report: Volume 23 – Page 158 – 1979

Ten days before he was murdered in 1968, when the four-year old PLO was already waging war against Israel, King told the Rabbinical Assembly: “Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity and the right to use whatever sea lanes it needs…

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In My Opinion .Farrakhan’s Invective Threatens Historic black-Jewish alliance
Milwaukee Journal – Jul 12, 1984
By Peter Waldheim

[…] Only 10 days before he was murdered, the Re Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech in which he said: peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with …

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Remembering MLK's ties to Israel, Promised Land vision | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
Jweekly.com – Jan 16, 1998

Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all of our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel, and never mind saying it, …

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/7363/remembering-mlk-s-ties-to-israel-promised-land-vision/

Seeds of unity
Chicago Tribune – Feb 2, 1991

Peace for Israel means security and security must be a reality . . . . We must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist.” He also fought consistently against anti-Semitism. A street in Jerusalem is named after him….

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Pastors Will Tie Rev. King’s Principles To Mid-east Issues
Pittsburgh Press – Jan 19, 1991
By Ann Rodgers-Melnick

The Pittsburgh Press

“Although one can say that Arabs and Jews are both semitic groups, the specific term anti-semitism refers to unreasoned hatred of the Jewish people….

King told the rabbis, peace for Israel means security, and that security must be a reality.” The Rev. Jason Barr, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in the …

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Socialism of fools: the left, the Jews & Israel – Page 7 – Seymour Martin Lipset – Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith, 1969 – 32 pages


“The Socialism of Fools” Shortly before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Boston on a fund-raising mission, and I had the good fortune to attend a dinner which was given for him in Cambridge.

This was an experience which was at once fascinating and moving: one witnessed Dr. King in action in a way one never got to see in public. He wanted to find what the Negro students at Harvard and other parts of the Boston area were thinking about various issues, and he very subtly cross-examined them for well over an hour-ami a half. He asked questions, and said very little himself. One of the young men present happened to make some remark against the Zionists. Dr. King snapped at him and said, “Don’t talk like that! When people criticise Zionists, they mean Jews.
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Encounter: Volume 33 – Page 424 – Stephen Spender, Congress for Cultural Freedom, Irving Kristol – Encounter Ldt., 1969


Seymour Martin Lipset

“The Socialism of Fools” The Left the Jews & Israel
[…]

He asked questions, and said very little himself. One of the young men present happened to make some remark against the Zionists. Dr. King snapped at him and said, “Don’t talk like that! When people criticise Zionists, they mean Jews.

http://books.google.com/books?&id=MPgmAQAAIAAJ&q=luther

Op-Ed: Thoughts for Martin Luther King Day
Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:00 AM

What would Martin Luther King dream about today?

… During his lifetime King witnessed the birth of Israel and the continuing struggle to build a nation. He consistently reiterated his stand on the Israel- Arab conflict, stating “Israel’s right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable.” It was no accident that King emphasized “security” in his statements on the Middle East.

On March 25, 1968, less than two weeks before his tragic assassination, he spoke out with clarity and directness stating, “…peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality.”

King also once delared, “I solemnly pledge to do my utmost to uphold the fair name of the Jews — because bigotry in any form is an affront to us all.”

During an appearance at Harvard University shortly before his death, a student stood up and asked King to address himself to the issue of Zionism. The question was clearly hostile. King responded, “When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.”

Unfortunately, King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech would not require too much alteration if given today in many parts of the world, but it would also be a dream about bringing to an end anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/11131

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