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Netanyahu, Peres mourn the loss of Mandela, 'a freedom fighter who opposed violence'
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/6/2013 | Jpost.com staff

Posted on 12/06/2013 10:17:17 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

Israeli leaders mourned the loss of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday evening.

Mandela was "the father of his nation, a man of vision, a freedom fighter who opposed violence," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page late Thursday night.

"He posed as a personal example to his people in the many years he spent in jail, and never became haughty," Netanyahu wrote. "He worked to heal the tears in South African society and succeeded with his personality to prevent outbreaks of racial hatred."

"He will be remembered as the father of the new South Africa and as a highly important moral leader," the prime minister concluded.

President Shimon Peres, who met the South African leader when he visited Israel in 1999, also eulogized Mandela.

"The world has lost a venerable leader who changed the path of history," Peres said.

"Nelson Mandela fought for human rights and left his mark on the war against discrimination and racism," the president added. "He was a strong proponent of democracy, a valued arbitrator, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and above everything he was a builder of bridges of peace and dialogue."

"Mandela's legacy to his people and to the world will remain etched in the pages of history and in the hearts of all of those whose lives he touched, and who will remember him forever," Peres concluded.


TOPICS: Israel
KEYWORDS: mandela; netanyahu; peres

1 posted on 12/06/2013 10:17:17 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

What I find totally incredible is how normally sane and freedom loving people could possibly praise this monster . . . George W Bush, for example.

Unless I’m mistaken, this monster was a mass murder, gasoline necklacer and a filthy communist. What the hell am I missing?

How could such an evil man get all this praise while Margaret Thatcher’s death remained relatively unheralded.


2 posted on 12/06/2013 10:28:39 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

All Communists fight freedom.


3 posted on 12/06/2013 10:31:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: laweeks

you know maggie’s a good one b/c the world didn’t go crazy about her at her death.

you know mandela’s bad b/c the world mourns the loss of an evil brother in arms.


4 posted on 12/06/2013 10:38:57 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: laweeks
What I find totally incredible is how normally sane and freedom loving people could possibly praise this monster . . . George W Bush, for example.

Give credit to Sarah Palin who has fearlessly stood pretty much alone in not heaping praise on the genocidal, evil abortionist, Mandela. Her Facebook page has been active over the past few hours with postings about events at Liberty University and the Billy Graham Library. Her Christian witness continues to shine amid the din over the death of a commie. There's hope for America in the form of a genuine Patriot, Sarah Palin.

5 posted on 12/06/2013 10:39:28 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Mandela was "the father of his nation, a man of vision, a freedom fighter who opposed violence," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page late Thursday night.

If you like your insanity, you can keep your insanity.

6 posted on 12/06/2013 10:40:40 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Do you expect Israel to come out and say Mandela was a useless communist terrorist pal of Yassir Arafat?


7 posted on 12/06/2013 10:43:13 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Veggie Todd

Yeah, no kidding


8 posted on 12/06/2013 10:46:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

9 posted on 12/06/2013 10:57:47 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

What is this? Sumb thnick thdoke?


10 posted on 12/06/2013 11:00:36 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: dennisw

I’d say this statement was a good political ploy by the Israeli’s. Garner more support for bombing Iran. I can live with a lie or two if it means Arak getting bombed.


11 posted on 12/06/2013 11:12:37 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Doesn't the word Communist raise a red flag about Mandela? Doesn't the word Terrorist raise a red flag about Mandela? Doesn't the word Murderer raise a red flag about Mandela? He didn't spend 27 years in prison for hanging out with the wrong people.
12 posted on 12/07/2013 12:27:35 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: laweeks

“Saint” Mandela? Not So Fast!

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/africa/item/15888-saint-mandela-not-so-fast


13 posted on 12/07/2013 1:01:23 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Whew

I am already wishing for something to knock this crap off front page

Reality and truth about Mandela diverged decades ago

Only guy of color on the planet whites love to love more than Obama

And he had to go and die

And even conservatives join in

Damn

Its indicative how detached we are from reality

Jonas Savimbi...a black man in Africa....actually on our side

Was loathed by our media

We are so effed up


14 posted on 12/07/2013 1:23:11 AM PST by wardaddy (choctaw bingo)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; Egon; Orgiveme
"President Obama, also heaping praises on Mandela, even ordered American flags flown at half-mast until Monday — especially shocking when considering that the late leader and his Soviet-backed armed movement spent decades on the official U.S. government terror list before being removed in 2008. “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspirations from Nelson Mandela’s life,” Obama said. 'I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set. So long as I live, I will do what I can to learn from him.'”

I hadn't realized that it was Bush 43 that signed the removal, not Obama.

"George W Bush signed the bill in time for the Nobel Peace Prize winner's 90th birthday on July 18. Ronald Reagan had originally placed the ANC on the list in the 1980s."

15 posted on 12/07/2013 2:59:00 AM PST by RhoTheta ("We're from the Government, and we're here to help you ... NOT")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Netanyahu praised Mandela? How tragic.


16 posted on 12/07/2013 4:36:23 AM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: wardaddy

The attention span of the MSM is about three or four days. Then, it’s off to another “sensational” story. This Mandela worship will be dumped in the trash can of history by next Tuesday.


17 posted on 12/07/2013 5:18:04 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Netanyahu? Seriously? Is he completely unaware that Mandela embraced Palestinian savages and considered Israel a terrorist state?

I swear I don’t get what’s going on here. It’s like some fast-moving airborne stupidity virus.


18 posted on 12/07/2013 7:13:54 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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