Archbishop Tutu Palestine-Israel

Tutu, part 2 – Jews and Arabs

But Palestine has a special place in his heart.  He comes out of retirement in December 2017 to say: “God is weeping over President Donald Trump’s inflammatory and discriminatory recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Those who claim divine rights for themselves to physical property on earth are false prophets….”  (from here). He complains too about world Jewry’s ‘monopoly of the Holocaust’, and tells them that they aren’t…

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Allister Sparks, trumpeter against apartheid and Israel

One shouldn’t speak ill of the dead, but I’ve only just got a site organized. What I’m scratching my head about here is in general the techniques and qualities of senior opinion journalists. Allister was chief editor of the Rand Daily Mail from 1967 till 1981.  He was a briar and a thorn in the eyes of National Party apartheid governments, and in that sense a great hero, having (according…

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Africa Palestine-Israel Personalities

ARCHBISHOP TUTU, part 1 – humanistic, chuckling Anglicanism

Before saying what it is about him that puts my teeth on edge, let me say that all the impressions one gets are that he does have astonishing gifts, given in bud by God but developed by himself. He started life in a black township, hauling himself up, turning back because of racial obstacles, and trying something new, over and over (from here). Finally he rose like Moses, given the…

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