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Item 305 - Nelson Mandela Catalog 531 (Jul 2018)

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Important TLS signed “N. Mandela,” two pages, 5.75 x 8.25, personal letterhead, November 30, 1998. Letter concerning peace in the Middle East, in part: "Thank you for sending me the report outlining the issues facing the Middle East. Lasting peace in the Middle East can be reached, however this can only be achieved by responsible leadership on both sides, ongoing conflict has proved to be detrimental and therefore should no longer be considered as an option. The success that South Africa has achieved since our democracy began should be a beacon of hope for those involved in the Middle East. I am pleased with the results of the recent summit between Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Netanyahu. The signing of the Wye River Memorandum will hopefully be the beginning of lasting peace. The determination of President Clinton was crucial during the negotiation process, his presence ultimately ensured that the negotiations were successful. Both Israel and Palestine deserve our full support and congratulations. A free and fair society is crucial, once peace is reached it will transcend to other regions around the globe affected by conflict. As South Africans we feel that our freedom remains incomplete without the freedom of Palestinians. With the continued support of the international community we can be certain that our goal shall be reached." In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper left corner.

In September 1998, Mandela was appointed Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement and gave a speech critical of the 'narrow, chauvinistic interests' of the Israeli government in stalling peace negotiations with Palestine. The following month, from October 15-23, 1998, Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat met at a peace summit in Maryland and concluded the Wye River Memorandum in negotiations led by Bill Clinton. In the memorandum, Israel and Palestine committed to cooperation on security and economic issues, and aimed to create a positive environment for future negotiations. In this historic letter, Mandela praises the progress made with the Wye River Memorandum and looks forward to a future peace in the Middle East.

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