Dr. King on Israel in 1967
Speaking at the annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly in 1968, Dr. King said:
“The response of some of the so-called young militants does not represent the position of the vast majority of Negroes. There are some who are color-consumed and they see a kind of mystique in blackness or in being colored, and anything non-colored is condemned. We do not follow that course … 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,”
He is also attributed with having said, “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking anti-Semitism,” in response to a student who had attacked Zionism during a dinner event with Dr. King in 1968.
Obama’s legacy; hate, antisemitism and division:
“BREAKING: BLACK CAUCUS DEMOCRATS Plan to Sabotage Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress,” thanks to Jim Hoft, February 25, 2015
In 2012 Democrats repeatedly booed and rejected Israel at their national convention.
Congressional Black Caucus Democrats are planning on sabotaging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.
The Black Caucus members are planning a very public stunt similar to their protest in support of robber Mike Brown. (Wikipedia)
Black Caucus Democrats are planning to walk out during Netanyahu’s speech on the security of Israel. The move was reportedly planned after communications with the Obama White House.
In response to this outrageous act, conservative black ministers are holding a press conference to show their support for the Israeli Prime Minister.
Urban Cure reported:
Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will address a joint session of congress on March 3rd, and in a political move, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus are planning to skip the speech in protest of Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu to do so. While the Congressional Black Caucus claims it has “consistently been the voice for people of color,” it seems this brazenly political move couldn’t be further from the voice of black Christians in America.
The Center for Urban Renewal and Education and leaders of the black Christian community will come together to voice their support for Israel and welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu as he addresses Congress. A press conference will be held at the National Press Club on Thursday, February 26, 2015 to address these concerns.
WHO: Star Parker, Founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, Black Ministers from Across the Country
WHAT: Press Conference
WHERE: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045
WHEN: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET
“Israel has had to fight for survival in the Middle East every single day since its founding,” said Star Parker, Founder & President of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. “The same forces that continue to threaten Israel today threaten America and the very Judeo-Christian values which link our nations. These biblical values defined the Civil Rights movement and Dr. King was an outspoken supporter of Israel. Jews were major supporters and partners in the Civil Rights movement since the founding of the NAACP. The Congressional Black Caucus undermines America, Israel, and our common Judeo-Christian heritage by turning their backs on the Israeli Prime Minister in a time of danger. We must hear the Prime Minister and show him black Christians, and all Americans, welcome him.”
Courtesy of Pamela Geller.