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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Shamsaan PalS4Peace Music Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 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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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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Call for Public Protest Action

After a week of deadly protests, in which at least three Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces, al-Quds Foundation together with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has released the dates for the march and pickets in support of the people of Palestine, currently defending al-Aqsa compound. The foundation confirmed July 26, 27 and 28, 2017, as the set ...

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Palestine Waqf Fund Launched in SA

The Palestine Waqf Fund or Waqf al Quds is a special designated and dedicated fund established by the national Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (Awqaf SA). It is envisaged that the waqf will benefit and address the needs of both present and future generations of Palestinian people. Waqf (pl Awqaf) is an Islamic Charitable Endowment created voluntarily in perpetuity by ...

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Palestinians unveil gift of giant Mandela statue donated by the city of Johannesburg

PALESTINIANS on April 26th inaugurated a giant statue of Nelson Mandela donated by the South African city of Johannesburg to their political capital in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The six-metre two-tonne bronze statue was a gift from Johannesburg with which Ramallah is twinned. “I think that Nelson Mandela himself would have been extremely proud of what has been done today,” ...

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To Host Peres Is to Welcome Racism and War Criminals Rolled In One

At a time when South Africa is grappling with the demon of racism, one expects that greater sensitivity will be displayed by the beneficiaries of apartheid towards its victims. Instead we find that individuals and groups of diehard racists keep emerging to inflict pain and humiliation upon this country’s black majority. Reversal of the degradation of decades of oppression, is not always ...

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Sands of Palestine – New theatrical production

Sands of Palestine is the newest theatrical production by Green Light Productions. The play will run at the Seabrook Theatre, DHS, at the end of April 2016. The Green Light Productions duo consists of reknowned producers Yusuf Haffejee (Mercury Theatre Award nominee, Scriptwriter and Executive) and Farouk Hoosen Sayed (Actor, Producer, Director, Activist).  In their own words, they “aim to tell ...

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Israeli Apartheid Week – Get Involved

Sourced & copied directly from: http://www.iawsouthafrica.com/get-involved-2/ Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) offers ordinary people around the world an opportunity to partake in an extra-ordinary and truly global campaign. There are IAW representatives responsible for organizing events in most major South African cities, towns and universities. Send us an email (iawsouthafrica@apartheidweek.org) and we can put you in contact with the IAW representative in ...

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