Father of Sen. Kennedy’s Alleged Assassin Gets Israeli Ok to Visit United States

The London Daily Telegraph’s Jerusalem correspondent reported this weekend that Bishara Salameh Sirhan, father of Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, the Jordanian accused of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy, has received a permit from Israeli authorities to leave his West Bank village to travel to the United States for his son’s trial.

(In Washington, it was reported that Arab attorneys are seeking State Department help in coming to the U.S. to defend Mr. Sirhan. Two lawyers in Beirut, Lebanon, have offered to fly to Los Angeles to aid in the defense. Moussa Prince asked for facilities to go to Los Angeles to “clarify the circumstances which surrounded Sen. Kennedy’s assassination.” He wrote the U.S. Embassy in Beirut that he should be informed on developments in the case because “the Arab people have the right to know the real motives that made Sirhan do what he did.” Mr. Prince would be accompanied by his assistant. Abdel Hamid el-Ahdab. They have cabled an offer of aid to Wilbur Littlefield, Mr. Sirhan’s court-appointed public defender, in Los Angeles.)

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