Despite all the false propaganda out there on Middle East issues, CAMERA works to present the facts.
So, what did Martin Luther King, Jr. actually say? On March 25, 1968, less than two weeks before his death, he spoke strongly in favor of Israel:
“[P]eace 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.”And in a speech to Harvard students he made the following claim:
“When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.”It is telling that one of the greatest advocates for civil rights in history was a strong support of Israel and Zionism.