In light of all that I have released regarding Bassam Frangieh and yet to release regarding him, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on what Martin Luther King Jr. thought about anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. I quote from Boycott Watch:
King was..., quoted by Dr. Seymour Martin Lipset, who is currently the Hazel Professor of Public Policy of George Mason University and a professor at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. The noted sociologist and political analyst wrote the article "The Socialism of Fools: The Left, the Jews and Israel" which was published in the December, 1969 (page 24) edition of Encounter magazine, and was reprinted in other publications.
The article states: "Shortly before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King, Jr., was in Boston on a fund-raising mission, and I had the good fortune to attend a dinner which was given for him in Cambridge...One of the young men present happened to make some remark against the Zionists. Dr. King snapped at him and said, "Don't talk like that! When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You're talking anti-Semitism!"
That was a different time, it seems. Nowadays colleges can invite speakers like Jesse Jackson Jr., "the emperor of black people," (to quote South Park) with impunity, even when they say anti-Semitic things like calling New York City "hymietown." Nary a word was spoken about this, of course. No, instead, Mr. Jackson was honored with an award by black members of the Claremont Colleges for his "leadership" in his ill-fated 1984 campaign for the presidency.