The real cost to Israel of missing Mandela’s memorial
South African Jews are hurt and angry: After decades of supporting Israel 'above our weight', Israel won't spend the money to send its PM.
When 2,000 members of Johannesburg Jewry packed Oxford shul on Sunday evening for a tribute to Nelson Mandela, among them was a frail, wheelchair-bound Rabbi Norman Bernhard, who hadn’t been seen publicly for years because of his illness. But the loss of the South African icon was so profound that whatever effort it took to...
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