In honor of Martin Luther King Day next week, we've dug up some documents in the archives about MLK and the State of Israel. The publication is over here, and the English-language documents in the publication are here.
In a nutshell, the Israelis thought it would be a fine idea to host MLK in Israel, and the more important he grew, the more convinced they were that it was something they should make happen. King, from his side, kept on saying all the right words, but kept on not coming.
Those are the facts. What do they mean? Hard to say. Read the publication and see if you find an answer.