Barack Mandela
American Soldier/Israeli Soldier

Supporting African American and Black Communities

Barack Obama Mandela, who served in both the United States Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), is a member of the American Legion veteran’s organization.

For 25 years, I focused my energy and attention primarily towards promoting Jewish culture and supporting Israel. During the Second Intifada, I served honorably in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). I risked my life to protect Israel.

This year, I have decided to redirect and refocus my attention towards supporting African American causes and helping to empower black people worldwide. I am taking a stand for civil rights and human rights for black Americans.

Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, I decided to join the new Civil Rights Movement in the United States. First, I joined the human rights organization known as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) which is the leading civil rights organization in America.

I also made a financial donation to an organization known as 100 Black Men Inc. which mentors and empowers young African Americans to prepare them for college education.

In the past, I was a member of the World Jewish Congress (WJC). I also donated to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and American Friends of the Likud. I used my financial resources to promote Jewish communities and Israeli causes.

Moreover, I visited Jewish communities in 11 countries. While visiting Jewish communities, I demonstrated my support for Jewish history, Jewish tradition, and Holocaust education. However, I pledge to do more to support African American interests.

For the rest of my life, I will stand firm for African American values and black interests. I stand with Vice President Kamala Harris in support of black civil rights. During law school at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Vice President Harris was president of the Black Law Students Association. I attended the same law school as Harris. Moreover, Harris attended Howard University which is a historically black university in Washington DC.

As an African American convert to Judaism, I will create a spark of hope in African American communities. This spark of hope will become a great flame of socio-economic uplift and financial empowerment for oppressed black people worldwide.

In addition to “Jewish Power”, I also support “Black Power”. I am the combination of “Jewish Power” and “Black Power” while being rooted in black history and Jewish history. I am a combination of Dr. Martin Luther King and Anne Frank.

By standing together, blacks and Jews do not stand alone. We must support “Black Lives Matter” and “Jewish Lives Matter.”

About the Author
Licensed Attorney. I earned a Doctor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1997). I earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside (1994). I was an international student at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Law (1991-1992) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law (Summer 1996). I am a military veteran of both the United States Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). I am a laureate of the National Defense Service Medal from the Pentagon (2006). I am a financial donor to following: Harvard Law, Yale Law, Stanford Law, Berkeley Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Davis Law, Columbine High School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Phillips Exeter Academy, Sidwell Friends School, Viewpoint School, Beverly Hills High School, Eton College in the United Kingdom, Special Olympics, Children's Defense Fund, Obama Foundation, Clinton Foundation, Barbra Streisand Foundation, and the British Red Cross. I am former special assistant and staff attorney to Governor Pete Wilson of California. I was public affairs assistant to US Senator Barbara Boxer and Mayor Ehud Olmert of Jerusalem and Jerusalem spokesperson Haggai Elias.
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