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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Nelson Mandela
A center that focuses on heroes of freedom said Tuesday that two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Lech Walesa of Poland and the late Nelson Mandela of South Africa, will be honored with awards.
South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) picked up another clear win last week, enabling the party of Nelson Mandela to continue the winning streak that began with the country's first democratic elections in 1994.
Dogged by allegations of corruption in a country where millions exist on less than $2 a day and youth joblessness is close to 50 percent, the political party that Nelson Mandela led to break apartheid is seeing its popularity evaporate.
The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change.
What could be controversial about the city of Toronto congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes?
The daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson shared memories of her father at a special tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela in Vermont.
The 39-year-old grandson of deceased South African President Nelson Mandela has been charged with assault after reportedly assaulting a teacher and pointing a firearm at him in a road rage incident late last year.
Two granddaughters of the late Nelson Mandela will be on hard before tonight's game vs. the Pistons and both teams will receive wristwear honoring him.
David Keene imagines that without Nelson Mandela, "South Africa could easily have taken the course that destroyed what was once Rhodesia and is today Zimbabwe" ("Nelson Mandela's legacy," Commentary, Dec. 9). I remember the State Department's No. 2 official in the Africa division, Jeff Davidow, prematurely crowing, "Zimbabwe is a success." South Africa today appears to be on the same downward path as Zimbabwe.
The fake sign language interpreter who signed at Nelson Mandela's memorial service this month in South Africa before being outed as a fraud has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, according to news reports.
Consider this scenario. An important political figure is in poor health. The government is fortunate enough to have several months to ensure that every detail of a planned public memorial is in order.
South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday in the African ground he loved after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and flyovers by military aircraft as well as a eulogy by a traditional leader wearing an animal skin.
The White House faced an uproar from journalists Thursday over a lack of access to President Obama, including a virtual blackout of photographs during his nearly 40-hour flight to South Africa and back this week for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
The sign-language interpreter who stood on stage at Nelson Mandela's memorial services, and took fire for faking his hand signals, said he suffered a schizophrenic episode.
Hundreds of people joined foreign dignitaries, civil-rights leaders and the vice president of the United States on Wednesday to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.
"It felt a bit special, really," he said. "When I walked down 18, I was thinking about his birthday."
"Felt a little bit special, really. When I walked down 18, I was thinking about his birthday," he said.