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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela, 95, first democratic president of South Africa, was close to country’s Jews

http://www.jta.org/2013/12/05/news-opinion/world/nelson-mandela-first-democratic-president-of-south-africa-was-close-to-countrys-jews

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For Mandela, who rose to prominence as a leading opponent of the discriminatory racial regime known as apartheid, Jews were vital allies. Jewish lawyers represented him in multiple trials, and Jewish activists and political figures played leading roles in the fight.

But Mandela’s ties to prominent South African Jews were personal as well as political. The former president’s second marriage, to Winnie Madikizela in 1958, took place at the home of Ray Harmel, a Jewish anti-apartheid activist. Harmel made Winnie’s wedding dress at Mandela’s request, according to David Saks’ history “Jewish Memories of Mandela.”

When Mandela married again, in 1998, he invited Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris to offer a private blessing on the nuptials that were scheduled to take place on Shabbat.

“After a warm exchange of greetings, Rabbi Cyril spoke quietly to them and blessed them,” Cyril’s wife, Ann, wrote later. “They stood through the blessing holding hands and with eyes closed. One could almost imagine the huppah.”...


Just some information on Mandella that you rarely hear in the mainstream Jewish controlled media:


US government considered Nelson Mandela a terrorist until 2008

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/07/21794290-us-government-considered-nelson-mandela-a-terrorist-until-2008


Nelson Mandela’s Communist Party Membership Was For Years Denied, Covered Up

http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/politics/2013/12/06/sacp-confirms-nelson-mandela-was-a-member

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