Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Blog: Robert Kennedy And Israel

Last month, Lenny Ben-David did a piece for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (not currently working, but check here) entitled On the 40th Anniversary of His Assassination: Robert Kennedy's 1948 Reports from Palestine. Now Ben-David has dedicated a blog to examining these reports: Robert Kennedy and Israel.
These articles by Robert F. Kennedy were published in the Boston Post after his March 1948 visit to the Middle East. He departed Palestine prior to Israel’s declaration of independence on May 14 and Ben-Gurion’s announcement of the name of the new country. RFK, therefore, does not refer to “Israel” or to “Israelis.”

We believe this is the only Internet and digital posting of the Kennedy articles, therefore we present them in full. The Kennedy Library at Harvard University cites the articles on its webpage, but has not posted them. Presumably scholars can view them there. The Boston Post ceased operation in 1956.
Check it out.

[Hat tip: John Podhoretz]

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