Robert Kennedy and the birth of the state of Israel

By March 31, 2018Uncategorized

March 29:  RFK: His Words for Our Times begins with selections from the newspaper articles for the Boston Post written by Robert Kennedy as a 22-year old correspondent for the Boston Post in Palestine, as the British mandate was ending and fighting between Arabs and Jews escalated. This picture was taken nearly exactly 70 years ago – in late March of 1948, just before the state of Israel was declared. RFK is on King David Street; behind him is a British military checkpoint at the intersection of what is now Agron Street. Kennedy’s pieces were remarkably perceptive and have uncanny echoes today. You’ll be able to read them, oh so easily, when the book comes out May 1. All the ways to pre-order are here: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062834102/rfk

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