[wrong] Words attributed to Nelson Mandela “Israel has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality” — 2001
Apocryphal or wrong quotation or doubtful.
- Mandela, Nelson (1918-2013) ( 2 quotations )
Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children."
This quote is taken from an article written by Arjan El Fassed in 2001 in the satirical style then being employed by Thomas Friedman, of writing mock letters from one world leader to another. Although it carries El Fassed’s byline, it has been repeatedly mistaken for an actual letter from Mandela. It is not. See link for further explanations.
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