Israeli apartheid comparison spurs call for 'moral clarity' in weighing Desmond Tutu's legacy


January 7, 2022

(JNS) — As tributes from across the globe poured in earlier this week following the passing of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, many Israel supporters note the paradox of a man they say fought a heroic battle against apartheid in South Africa, then invented it in Israel.

Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday.

“I think it would be a mistake to lionize him. On the one hand, he fought apartheid in South Africa, and on the other hand, he fought the right of Jewish people to national self-determination,” Dan Diker, director of the Political Warfare...

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