NEW YORK (Jun. 26)
Nelson Mandela and Natan Sharansky are set to meet Friday in Los Angeles, the Anti-Defamation League has announced.
Jewish leaders had hoped that the Mandela-Sharansky meeting would have taken place earlier in the week in New York, but Sharansky had a previous commitment.
He will fly to Los Angeles from his home in Israel to meet with his fellow former political prisoner.
Sharansky spent eight-and-a-half years in a Soviet jail after being charged with treason for having applied to emigrate to Israel.
Both men were released exactly four years apart, on Feb. 11.