Mandela in Ramallah

(Jerusalem Post) Lionel Slier - The City of Johannesburg sponsored the erection of a six-meter bronze statue of Nelson Mandela which was unveiled in Ramallah in the West Bank on Tuesday. Mandela did speak broadly about various peoples' liberation struggles, but he never said anything detrimental about Israel. In fact, a visit that he made to Israel in 1999, after he left office, was met with a great deal of applause. One member of the South African Zionist Federation commented: "I hope that the Palestinians listen to what Mandela had to say about peace and reconciliation and do as he did."

2016-05-02 00:00:00

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