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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

A State Funeral for the ‘Liberal Lion’?

Is this space going to be the first – only – one to suggest America offers a state funeral to the family of the late Senator Edward Kennedy?
The Kennedy Clan may have been staunch Catholics but it never stopped them giving unstinting support to Israel.Senator.Edward.Kennedy
Read the words of the US Orthodox Jewish website, Vos Iz Neias (Yiddish- What's News):
“… But, then, there was the Israel-Lover Kennedy.
“From his first year in the Senate, 1962, until his last votes, Kennedy was a stalwart Israel supporter. It is likely in this, too, he was living the values of his older brother.
“Israel will endure and flourish,” John F. Kennedy once said. “It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralised by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honours the sword of freedom.”
“According to one tally, Ted Kennedy voted 100 per cent in concert with positions taken by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee...”
“… The relationship was mutually beneficial—either a testament to Kennedy’s bedrock values or his astute political instincts. In a statement following Kennedy’s death, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: ‘Senator Kennedy has been a friend for 30 years, a great American patriot, a great champion of a better world, a great friend of Israel. He will be sorely missed.”
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