Desmond Tutu dedicated much of his life to the abolition of Apartheid in South Africa, but he was also a consistent campaigner against injustice everywhere, including in Palestine. Following his passing in December, Western leaders celebrated Tutu’s life, but largely ignored this aspect of his legacy. Rev. Robert Assaly of Canadian Friends of Sabeel joins the conversation today as we talk about Desmond Tutu’s lifetime of solidarity with the Palestinians, and his willingness to talk openly about the glaring parallels between Apartheid in South Africa and Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians.
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Links from this podcast:
- Desmond Tutu’s 2014 Column in Ha’aretz, This Is My Plea to the People of Israel
- Tributes to Desmond Tutu from Palestinian Leaders
- Links for Sabeel and Canadian Friends of Sabeel
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