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MLK Jr.’s Son to Visit Israel, Honor Activists on Behalf of Ethiopian-Jewish Immigrants

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Martin Luther King III will visit Israel on Sunday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Martin Luther King III, pictured, will visit Israel on Sunday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., will visit Israel this Sunday to honor activists who have worked on behalf of Ethiopian-Jewish immigrants to Israel.

King III and the Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky will hold a special ceremony in Jerusalem recognizing Israeli singer Idan Raichel, former Member of Knesset Pnina Tamano-Shata, and journalist Anat Saragusti for their activism for the Ethiopian-Israeli community.

The honorees will receive the 2016 Unsung Hero Award from the Drum Major Institute, a civil rights organization established in 1961 by King Jr.’s advisor Harry Wachtel and revived in 1999 by King III, New York attorney William Wachtel, and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young.

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