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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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Canada MP urges action over Palestinian Child Detainees

New York, January 26, 2017—Canadian parliamentarian Hélène Laverdière on Monday called on the government to press Israel to comply with international law in its treatment of Palestinian child detainees. MP Laverdière in a letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland expressed concern for 16-year-old Palestinian child detainee Ahed Tamimi, “one of many troubling cases of military detention of children under the ...

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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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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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Dr Akoojee: A selfless activist for Palestine

As South Africa mourns the death of anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, it is a double blow for Capetonians who have been left shocked by the sudden passing of pro-Palestinian activist Dr Ebrahim Akoojee. The well-known medical doctor died in Surrey Estate on Monday evening at the home of close friend Haji Yunus Allie from the Al Quds Foundation, of which ...

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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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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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The Nakba: A Day to Remember

67 years ago, 15 May 1948, more than 700 000 Palestinians were forcibly removed and expelled from their homeland to pave the way for a Jewish State. Rape, pillage, slaughter were methods the Zionists used to drive Palestinians to flee for safety. Those that remained behind suffered and their progeny continues to suffer to this day. The erasure of Palestine and ...

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