Chris McGreal

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Desmond Tutu at a press conference in Geneva after Israel blocked his UN mission to Beit Hanun in 2006. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA

Even amid the torrent of praise for the revered former archbishop Desmond Tutu in the days since his death, the anti-apartheid champion is not being universally mourned. Alan Dershowitz, the renowned US constitutional lawyer and ardent defender of Israel, took a moment to brand Tutu as “evil” and “the most influential antisemite of our time”.

“The world is mourning Bishop Tutu, who just died the other day. Can I remind the world that although he did some good things, a lot of good things on apartheid, the man was a rampant antisemite and bigot?” he told Fox News.

Dershowitz accused Tutu of minimising the Holocaust and of comparing Israel to Nazi Germany – an extreme interpretation of the former archbishop’s statements that takes some convolutions to reach.…  Seguir leyendo »

Zimbabweans have been here before. They vote, the opposition wins despite the pressures and threats to keep Zanu-PF in power, and Robert Mugabe brazenly fixes the figures to stay on and take his country to new depths of decline.

The three weeks since the election have seen the initiative swing back and forth between Zanu-PF and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change. The MDC caught Zanu-PF off balance by swiftly producing its tally of results and claiming victory. Zimbabwe's rulers were clearly shocked that Mugabe took only four in 10 votes and appeared to have lost parliament for the first time since independence 28 years ago.…  Seguir leyendo »