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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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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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PRESS STATEMENT: NC4P Outraged at Israel’s denying a VISA to Minister Blade Nzimande

PRESS STATEMENT: THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR PALESTINE IS OUTRAGED AT ISRAEL’S DENYING A VISA TO MINISTER BLADE NZIMANDE Cape Town, 25 April 2015: The National Coalition 4 Palestine #NC4P expresses its outrage that the Israel government has denied a visa to the South African Minister of Higher Education Dr Blade Nzimande, to visit Palestine with an official delegation. In practical ...

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Outrage after S African minister denied entry to Israel

Johannesburg, South Africa – The government of South Africa has expressed outrage after Israel’s decision to deny a visa to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. Clayson Monyela, Deputy Director General of Department of International Relations and Cooperation, told Al Jazeera on Thursday the Israeli government needed to offer a reason for the snubbing. “We are taking it up through the proper ...

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From A Palestinian Politician Perspective inside Israel

You may have heard these a few hundred times when discussing Palestine and Israel. “There are Arabs in the Knesset, how do you explain that if it isn’t a democracy?” “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East”. But if different laws exist based upon race, religion or ethnicity then clearly it is not a democracy. Awad Abdel Fattah ...

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Palestine in Motion

By Quanita Diaz – 08 March 2015 With nearly 35000 race entries, a colourful river of cyclists filled the streets to start the 38th Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015. Many cyclists sported corporate-sponsored attire whereas other cyclists were kitted out in charitable organisation attire or awareness raising attire. Kwadukuza Cycling Club hails from Stanga, KwaZulu-Natal. Clothed in Free Palestine attire were ...

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SAVE THE DATE: International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW)

SAVE THE DATE: International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign to be held between 2-8 March 2015 in South Africa in over 45 towns and cities and 20 university campuses IAW South Africa Team press release: 12 January 2015   The 11th annual international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will be held in South Africa between the 2nd-8th March 2015. IAW is ...

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