death of Nelson Mandela

Studio JW with Simon Deng

The Jewish Week's Heather Robinson interviews Simon Deng, escaped slave, human rights activist, and Christian Zionist, about his work on behalf of Southern Sudan and Israel, the history of alliance between his people and Israel, and his thoughts on the legacy of Nelson Mandela and Ariel Sharon.

Mandela’s Complex Jewish Ties

South African leader's long relationship with community veered between supportive and hostile.

12/05/2013
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Nelson Mandela’s amazing attitude of reconciliation after his release in 1990 from 27 years in prison reassured very nervous South African Jews — and whites generally — that after living with “packed suitcases under the bed” during apartheid, they had a future here after all.

Mandela: Supported Israel, but was closer to the Palestinians. Getty Images
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