"A Great Friend of Israel": Senator Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009

Like so many others in the United States and around the world, I am mourning the loss of Ted Kennedy. I am proud to say that for a number of years, he was “my” senator, and I have been especially moved to see among the tributes and articles flowing through the Internet a number of items that touch on Kennedy’s attention to Israel and Jewish issues.

A few examples:

“Sen. Kennedy seen as giant on domestic issues, Soviet Jewry”

“U.S. Jews: Ted Kennedy’s death is a loss for the Jewish people”

Statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu