Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday night that former South African president Nelson Mandela, who passed away at the age of 95, “was one of the greatest figures of our time.”
“He was the father of his nation, a visionary, a freedom fighter who opposed violence. He set a personal example to his people during his long years in prison. He worked to heal the rifts within South African society and succeeded with his personality in preventing outbreaks of racist hatred. He will be remembered as the father of the new South Africa and, first and foremost, as a moral leader,” said Netanyahu. Full Story.