Mandela’s Mideast message: Choose negotiations, not the battlefield
Nelson Mandela rebuffed the personality cult built around him, but his embrace of open-ended negotiations, without preconditions, is an iconic stance that Israeli and Palestinian political leaders would do well to emulate.
Nelson Mandela is inextricably linked to the emergence of post-apartheid South Africa. Although he long withdrew from active politics after a one-term presidency (1994-99), he remained his country’s moral conscience in terms of domestic issues, and a principled defender of human rights internationally.
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