Campaign Launch: Celebrating Ahed Tamimi’s Life

Please join us at the Women’s Jail at the Constitutional Hill precinct to for the launch of the FREE AHED TAMIMI AND ALL CHILD PRISONERS CAMPAIGN and with an exhibition that celebrates Ahed Tamimi’s life and courage on her 17th birthday. Date: 31 January 2018 Time: 6:30 for 7 Venue: Women’s Jail at the Constitutional Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Johannesburg Whilst most ...

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Mandla Mandela demands the release of Palestinian child activist

ANC MP Mandla Mandela has added his voice to the international call to have Palestinian child activists‚ including Ahed Tamimi‚ released from an Israeli prison. A video of last week’s incident between Tamimi and a solider: La violenta provocazione di Ahed Tamimi verso i militari siraeliani che le è costata l’arresto Tamimi‚ who visited South Africa this year to create ...

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Ahed Tamimi transferred to three different detention facilities

The recent arrest of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi by Israeli soldiers from her family home in the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh has sparked protest around the world and refocused light on Israel’s unjust treatment of Palestinian children. In the five days since her arrest, Israeli authorities have attempted to coerce confession from Ahed, a minor, without access to a ...

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ANC commission agrees to downgrade SA embassy in Israel

by Ra’eesa Pather The ANC international relations commission came to a unanimous agreement to approve a policy that will see the South African embassy in Israel being downgraded. At the time of writing, the commission had not reported back to plenary at the party’s 54th elective conference. It was among those who deliberated until late in the afternoon.  But Faiez Jacobs, ...

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Courageous Ahed Tamimi arrested

By Yaseen Kippie Teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was arrested early this morning, a day after a video of her punching, slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in a West Bank village went viral. Her mother has also been arrested later in the day. Ahed was recently in South Africa as part of the Shamsaan Pals4Peace Tour. The 16-year-old Tamimi ...

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Tshwane University of Technology cuts ties with Israel

Johannesburg – The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has officially cut ties with Israel. “The Council of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has resolved that TUT will not forge any ties with the State of Israel or any of its organisations and institutions,” TUT spokesman on the issue Professor Rasigan Maharajh told the African News Agency (ANA) during an ...

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Shamsaan PalS4Peace Music Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2017:  Shamsaan PalS4Peace Music Project Song Title: Think of Others Artists: Janna Jihad Ayyad and Sumayya Kalla Genre: Nasheed The inspiration and motivation behind the recording of the song “Think of Others” by the Shamsaan project was to provide a collaborative platform for young Palestinian voices to rise above the walls that divide and build bridges ...

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UCT Boycott of Israeli Institutions Not anti-Semitic

Photo credit: UCT Palestine Solidarity Forum “By allowing Israeli institutions to function as normal, we stand to condone the violent actions of the State”, is the poignant observation of Talya Lubinsky. Writing on behalf of South African Jews for a Free Palestine (SAJFP), a civil society organization that is part of this country’s host of solidarity movements for Palestine, Lubinsky ...

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Israel-Africa summit called-off following boycott threats

The human rights and Palestine solidarity organization, BDS South Africa, welcomes the calling-off of the Africa-Israel Summit which was meant to take place in Togo next month. The decision comes following several boycott threats. (Click here) This is welcome as good news by human rights organisations and the global BDS movement which has called for the isolation of Israel over its human ...

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All we want is peace and equality: Janna Jihad

By Tasneem Adams (VOCfm news) “We believe that the bullet that doesn’t kill you, will make you stronger. If you want to be a journalist you have to remember that your camera is your weapon. It’s stronger than a weapon as it tells the truth!” You’d be woefully mistaken by thinking this is just another sound bite from a seasoned ...

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