September 24, 2013
Why is there no Palestinian Nelson Mandela?
Nelson Mandela stands high in the pantheon of modern figures who have played a significant role on the stage of history on behalf of justice and equality such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. His call for mutual respect and trust between peoples, his belief in a humanity that is one, his emphasis of racial tolerance, his condemnation of violence and violations of human rights, and his belief in negotiation as the way to settle contentious issues all have given him, a democratic socialist with a regal style, a moral stature admired by all. In view of his courageous effort to end the apartheid regime of South Africa, he was acclaimed not only by official bodies such as the UN General Assembly by also by the general public, as witnessed by the continual daily crowds protesting his arrest for many years outside the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square in London while calling for his release and opposing the apartheid regime. Nelson Mandela is presently in his home in...(Read Full Article)