Letter: St. Cloud Times: Read what Tutu said about race, apartheid
ZOA in the news
October 19, 2007

Published in the St. Cloud Time, Online Edition
October 17. 2007 12:30AM


The letter “St. Thomas got Tutu’s comments wrong,” published Oct. 13, claims that South Africa’s Desmond Tutu did not compare Israel with Hitler and apartheid. Readers should be allowed to decide for themselves.


In the full transcript of Tutu’s speech in Boston several years ago, he said the following: “Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin … and the apartheid government were powerful… a lie, injustice, oppression will never prevail in the world of this God… they bit the dust… an unjust Israeli government, however powerful, will fall in the world of this God.”


Tutu went on to compare Israel to apartheid, saying “I’ve been deeply distressed in my visit to the Holy Land; it reminded me of so much of what happened to us black people in South Africa.”


Nor is his enmity limited to Jews and Israel, “I am not even anti-white, despite the madness of that group,” Tutu proudly proclaimed.


By Morton A. Klein,
Zionist Organization of America New York


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