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[KENNEDY, John Fitzgerald].

Typescript with annotations Kennedy's report on his Congressional trip to Israel.

Stock Code
95269
1951
£3,500

John F. Kennedy's interest in Jewish Affairs in the U.S. and abroad started with a private visit to the Holy Land in 1939.
In October 1951, John F. Kennedy, who served as Congressman from the 11th Congressional District in Massachusetts at the time, along with his brother Robert and sister Pat, joined a congressional delegation on a seven-week fact finding tour of the Middle and Far East. He was greatly impressed with what had been achieved by the new state of Israel since 1939, as he later commented in a speech in 1960

'I returned in 1951 to see the grandeur of Israel ... In 3 years this new state had opened its doors to 600,000 immigrants and refugees. Even while fighting for its own survival, Israel had given new hope to the persecuted and new dignity to the pattern of Jewish life. I left with the conviction that the United

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Typescript with autograph annotations, 2 pp., 4to, n.p., annotated by JFK at the upper margin, slightly toned, very small tear to top edges of pages, small creases to corners.

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