Dr. Clarence Jones (rechts) en met Martin Luther King (links) [USFCA]De rechterarm van Martin Luther King veroordeelt de delegitimatie van Israël

“Martin Luther King’s right hand defends Israel” – i24 news – 28/02/2014

Dr. Clarence Jones, who participated in writing the ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, denounced boycott campaign

Doctor Clarence Jones, the right hand man of civil-rights leader Doctor Martin Luther King, denounced on Thursday the boycott and delegitimization campaign against Israel.  …

During a ceremony in Jones’s honor at the Israeli consulate in New York, he stressed King’s respect of the Zionist movement and Zionism and called for renewal of cooperation between Jews and African-Americans.

Jones,81, served as the political advisor, counsel, and draft speechwriter for King, including writing the first six paragraphs of the iconic “I Have A Dream” speech.

King was a staunch supporter of Israel and on numerous occasions expressed admiration for the Israeli democracy.

Speaking at a convention of the Rabbinical Assembly in 1968, King said: “Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect her right to exist, its territorial integrity and the right to use whatever sea lanes it needs. Israel is 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.”

During an appearance at Harvard University, a student requested King to address the issue of Zionism. King responded, “When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/americas/140228-martin-luther-king-s-right-hand-defends-israel; http://www.i24news.tv/fr/actu/israel/diplomatie-defense/140228-le-dr-clarence-jones-denonce-le-boycott-d-israel

i24news – foto: Dr. Clarence Jones (rechts) en met Martin Luther King (links) [USFCA]