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Sunday, August 22, 2010

When Ted Kennedy visited the West Bank

From AP, January 8, 1967:

Sen. Edwards Kennedy, D-Mass., toured three refugee camps in Jordan in November as part of a fact-finding tour, without arousing any apparent resentment among the Palestinians.
One patriarch, however, confronted and harangued the senator. "The Jews have killed your brother as they killed Jesus Christ," the refugee told the solemn-faced Kennedy.
Of course, the real irony of that statement was not realized until Kennedy's other brother was assassinated.