Remembering the Words of a Friend of Israel
A young Harvard graduate, Bobby Kennedy, defied his father and decided to visit Palestine in March 1948, before “Israel” had been proclaimed. The perceptive observer described his experience in a series of articles published in June 1948 in the Boston Post, a newspaper that closed in 1956. Click here to read the pro-Yishuv (Jewish communities) series, including pictures provided by RFK’s family.
Editor’s note: Years later his daughter told me, “My father was killed by a Palestinian terrorist [Sirhan Sirhan] because of his strong support for Israel.” He was killed on the first anniversary of the 1967 Six Day War.