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Thoughts for Martin Luther King Day [was very pro Israel]
Arutz Sheva ^ | Jan 15, 2012

Posted on 01/17/2012 11:47:02 AM PST by PRePublic

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 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: israel; martinlutherking; martinlutherkingjr; mlk
http://www.youtube.com/v/hwdYRrWAB9E - MLK Jr. a supporter of Israel
1 posted on 01/17/2012 11:47:07 AM PST by PRePublic
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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.
http://books.google.com/books?id=aPAwhOGUggQC&pg=PA426

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...
http://books.google.com/books?id=7bMMAQAAMAAJ&q=%22Peace+for+Israel+means+security,+and+we+must+stand+with+all+our+might+to+protect+its+right+to+exist,+its+territorial+integrity%22
2 posted on 01/17/2012 12:16:40 PM PST by PRePublic (9)
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