Israeli politicians have begun updating their Facebook pages with eulogies for the late Nelson Mandela. What do statesmen of the Jewish state – one of the last western countries to support the South African apartheid state and which today practices apartheid-like policies between the river and the sea – have to say about the man who brought racism to its knees? Here’s your definitive list (which may expand – I’ll update as the day goes on)
1) Naftali Bennett – Leader of the Jewish Home settler party
With his willpower he changed the world.
May his memory be a blessing.”
2) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Ruler of the land between the river and the sea
“Nelson Mandela was one of the most exemplary figures of our time. He was the father of his people, a visionary, a freedom fighter who opposed violence. He set a personal example to his people through the years he sat in jail. He never became haughty.
He worked to mend the tears in South African society and succeeded with his personality to prevent outbursts of hatred based on racism. He will be remembered as the father of the new South Africa and as a leading moral leader.”
3) President Shimon Peres – Symbolic leader of the land between the river and the sea
4) Justice Minister Tzipi Livni – Represents and works for “justice” between the river and the sea.
“Nelson Mandela is gone. The death of a great leader and true warrior for human rights against the racism...Read More