Nelson Mandela

Why Netanyahu was wrong over Mandela

By Jonathan Freedland, December 24, 2013

There is an idle habit I picked up in childhood which I have never quite shaken off. I suspect there are other JC readers who share it too. When confronted with any kind of list of the world’s nations, my eye runs an instinctive, involuntary check to see if Israel is among them. Flags flying outside a hotel or along a boulevard: I look for the blue and white.

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Why Netanyahu was wrong over Mandela

By Jonathan Freedland, December 24, 2013

There is an idle habit I picked up in childhood which I have never quite shaken off. I suspect there are other JC readers who share it too. When confronted with any kind of list of the world’s nations, my eye runs an instinctive, involuntary check to see if Israel is among them. Flags flying outside a hotel or along a boulevard: I look for the blue and white.

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Alyth links to Cape Town for Mandela memorial

December 23, 2013

Alyth Synagogue in Temple Fortune and Temple Israel in Cape Town held a joint memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Sunday. A live video link meant that the readers from Alyth and Temple Israel led the service together. Rabbi Greg Alexander in Cape Town and Rabbi Mark Goldsmith each gave a d’var Torah reflecting on Mr Mandela’s life.

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Mandela ‘trained in sabotage by Mossad’

By Sandy Rashty, December 20, 2013

Nelson Mandela received security training from Israeli agents, according to reports.

The South African anti-apartheid hero, who died this month aged 95, was trained in weaponry, judo and sabotage by Mossad during his struggle against the country’s white government in the 1960s.

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Could Mandela have helped resolve Israel-Palestinian conflict?

By Orlando Radice, December 19, 2013

It is a tempting thought. What if Nelson Mandela had been drafted in to sort out the Israelis and Palestinians, like a wonder striker brought on late in a match to break the stalemate once and for all?

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Netanyahu snub insults anti-apartheid heroes

By Martin Bright, December 12, 2013

As I write, I am watching the inter-faith prayer at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi, Warren Goldstein, is invoking the universal message of forgiveness contained in the story of Joseph in Genesis. With Joseph in a position of authority in Egypt, his brothers, who sold him into slavery, fear retribution.

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Mandela: The man who Mandela always called ‘my boss’

By Daniel Easterman, December 12, 2013

Nelson Mandela never forgot the acts of kindness that had a decisive impact on his life.

He certainly had good reason to remember Lazar Sidelsky, the man who gave the 24-year-old Mandela his first job — as an articled clerk in his prestigious Johannesburg law firm

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Mandela: The long and the short of Sharansky’s LA encounter

By Tom Tugend, December 12, 2013

It was on June 29, 1990 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles that the two former political prisoners came face to face.

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Mandela: ‘He never stopped believing’

By Moira Schneider, December 12, 2013

ANC member Denis Goldberg (pictured left) said he treasured the eight months he spent with Nelson Mandela as co-defendants in the Rivonia trial.

He recalled Mr Mandela’s four-hour speech from the dock, describing his “bearing of pride, of determination”.

“I liked him for his smile, his cheerfulness, his determination that we would be free, never giving up,” he said.

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Mandela: What’s over the rainbow?

By Richard Poplack , December 12, 2013

At the recent memorial celebrating South African former president, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein stood alongside other religious leaders and performed a moving interfaith service for the watching millions.

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