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Life In Israel: Thamsanqa Jantjie becomes an icon in Israeli discourse
December 22, 2013
Thamsanqa Jantjie, the guy standing next to world leaders during the Nelson Mandela funeral and translating the speeches to sign language, had his cover blown when deaf people complained that he was not signing in any known language and was seemingly making it up - just gesticulating randomly. Jantje later admitted that he is schizophrenic and was hallucinating at the time.
Jantjie has since become the example of a prime insult... (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Hasn't anyone mentioned how "coincidentally" his hallucinations occurred at Mandela's funeral?
Talk about the ultimate insult! Mandela's funeral will not be remembered for the honor paid to him, but rather the lack of it.
Mandela's funeral will be remembered for the hallucinating, sign-language interpreter, as well as the U. S.'s first African-American President Obama's joking around around with the British and Danish prime ministers.
Nelson Mandela was hardly a fan of Israel, quite the opposite, in fact.
וַאֲבָרְכָה, מְבָרְכֶיךָ, וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ, אָאֹר; וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ, כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה.(בראשית יב,ג)
And I will bless those who bless you, and those who curse you I will curse; and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed. (Genesis 12:3)Food for thought....