Skip to comments.Nelson Mandela was close to Jews, resolutely loyal to Palestinians
Posted on 12/07/2013 1:25:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela had close friendships and alliances with many Jews, but his relationship with the Jewish state was complicated. While always courteous and never hate-filled, the South African icons dealings with Israel were overshadowed by Jerusalems staunch support for his tormentors and, even more so, his ironclad loyalty to the Palestinian cause.
In the name of reconciliation, he made no ongoing issue of Jerusalems strong long-term partnership with the apartheid regime after he was released from a lengthy prison sentence and became South Africas first black president in 1994. He professed the legitimacy of Zionism as Jewish nationalism and, upon receiving the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, he said Yitzhak Rabin deserved it more (Rabin was co-honored the following year). But his primary concern in dealings with Israels government was the advancement of the peace process and the well-being of the Palestinian people.
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So that’s how Arafat got sick and died.
Sure. Mandela’s pal Joe Slovo was from a Jewish family.
Mandela, like Obama, was lionized partly because of being black.
When a Jew makes laudatory statements regarding Mandela, it is “Here’s your sign time”.
That sign has “Commie” on one side and “Racist Collectivist” on the other.
Of course a terrorist is going to support other terrorists. Not a surprise at all. RIP..... not.