Why the Israel-Palestine conflict still resonates in South Africa

Ebrahim Rasool, formerly an anti-apartheid activist, turned politician and ambassador reflects on Israeli aggression against Palestinians drawing parallels between the two experiences.

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Former South African Ambassador to the US Ebrahim Rasool speaks about Nelson Mandela at the South African Embassy in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Mandela died Thursday night. He was 95. (AP)
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Members of this police dog unit used teargas and 12 dogs to drive a crowd of some 3,000 blacks from Guguletu police station near Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday, August 12, 1976. (AP)
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Palestinian protesters chant slogans during protests at Gaza’s border with Israel, east of Khan Younis on Friday, April 27, 2018. Palestinians converged for a fifth round of weekly protests. (AP)

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