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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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Leila Khaled South Africa fundraising speaking tour

This February support BDS South Africa and dine with the remarkable living legend, Leila Khaled. Khaled has been dubbed “the poster girl of the Palestinian struggle”. For up to date information, please follow BDS SA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bdssouthafrica Leila Khaled’s image flashed across the world after she hijacked a passenger jet in 1969 and made world history by becoming the first ...

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Four arrested at Woolworths protest

Four people were arrested during an anti-Woolworths protest in Claremont Cape Town police said on Sunday. Lt Col Andre Traut said three men and a woman were arrested on Saturday for intimidation, trespassing and contravention of a court order. National Coalition 4 Palestine said four members of Action Forum 4 Palestine were arrested during a non-violent protest at the Woolworths ...

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Press Release – Delegation facilitated by Open Shuhada Street to Palestine & Israel

Please find below the press release from the South African delegation. Original document contains footnotes for key statistics and can be provided upon request. PLEASE NOTE: This statement represents the personal views and not necessarily the official positions of any organisations the delegates might be attached to or those that facilitated the visit. For immediate release: 2 November 2014 As ...

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Palestine Childrens Relief Fund established in South Africa

Mission Statement: The primary objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. PCRF locates, sponsors and runs volunteer medical missions to the Middle East in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Urology, Ophthalmology, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic ...

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Press Release: Court declares Continental’s action in BDS billboard matter uncon­sti­tu­tional

In the High Court, Gaut­eng Local Divi­sion Johan­nes­burg, today, judg­ment was handed down in Boy­cott. Divest­ment. Sanc­tions. South Africa and Sweet­works Adver­tis­ing Agency v Con­ti­nen­tal Out­door Media (Pty) Ltd, the City of Johan­nes­burg and the Adver­tis­ing Stan­dards Author­ity. The judge found the actions of Con­ti­nen­tal Media uncon­sti­tu­tional and unlaw­ful. As rep­re­sen­ta­tives of BDS South Africa and Sweet­works, the LRC wel­comes ...

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Despite issues, Gaza mission a success: Sooliman

Having returned to South Africa after a two week long humanitarian mission in the war stricken Gaza Strip, Gift of the Givers (GOTG) founder, Imtiaz Sooliman, has hailed the hard work and effort put in by his 10 man team. The group experienced several issues throughout their journey, including being denied entry to Gaza at the Rafah border, and suffering ...

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al-Quds International Foundation visit to SA

A delegation of five senior representatives and trustees of the al-Quds International Foundation are set to jet into South Africa on Friday, to participate in a host of public programs across the country. The delegation, who will be visiting from the foundations head offices in Beirut, Lebanon, will be in the country until the 12th September. The group is set ...

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