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UCT SRC endorses boycott of “Aparthied” Israel

Earlier this week, on Monday 4 August, the University of Cape Town Student Representative Council (UCT SRC) endorsed a memorandum calling for a boycott of Israel amongst other demands. The memorandum was submitted by the UCT Palestine Solidarity Forum (UCT PSF) and partner student organisations followed a mass student protest at the UCT’s main campus. By a majority vote, the ...

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Proudly Jewish but Israel appals us

WE, AS South African Jews, are appalled and devastated by Israel’s assault on Gaza. Since July 6 2014, at least 1,843 Palestinians have been killed, more than 70% of whom are civilians and a quarter children. Sixty-seven Israelis, including three civilians, have been killed. Prior to the assault on Gaza at least nine people lost their lives in clashes in ...

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Ex President Thabo Mbeki calls for Israeli goods boycott

South Africa’s ex-President Thabo Mbeki has called for a boycott of Israeli goods to show solidarity with Palestinians. The public should mobilise against Israel so that it “does pay a price for the position that it is taking”, Mr Mbeki said in the capital, Pretoria. About 2,000 people, mostly Palestinians, have died in the conflict in Gaza since July. Most ...

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Mass Rally in Durban – 17 August

Palestinian activists and supporters want the South African government to take action against the Israeli government. Recalling the South African ambassador from Tel Aviv and expelling the Israeli ambassador from South Africa is the demand. A further call on government is to cut economic, academic and cultural ties with Israel. The PSF sees the actions of Israel similar to the ...

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5 pro-Palestinian supporters arrested in Cape Town

Five pro-Palestinian demonstrators were held overnight at the Cape Town central police station after they were arrested for allegedly staging an illegal protest on Sunday afternoon. The five people were pulled over by police near Gardens after they had left a picket at the Sea Point Pavillion, which drew a large a crowd of pro-Palestinian supporters. Addressing journalists outside the ...

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Over 200,000 protest for a free Palestine

The call made by the National Coalition for a Free Palestine for “the largest protest March since the fall of Aparthied” saw over 200,000 people gather in Cape Town today.  The organisation, made up of various social and religious groups, called for the South African government to cut all ties with Israel. Here is the official media release from NC4P: ...

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Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) looks for assistance from local hospitals

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) is a non-political, non-profit organization dedicated to healing the wounds of war, occupation and poverty for children in the Middle East, regardless of their nationality, religion, race or gender. In addition to medical missions & Humanitatrian projects, they work hard to provide many sick and injured Arab children in the Middle East with specialized ...

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Vigil for children killed in Gaza crisis

Join the Rhodes University Palestinian Solidarity Forum (RUPSF) for a vigil for the children of Gaza: Venue: Drotsdy Lawns, Rhodes University Date: 8 August 2014 Time:  18:30 – 19:00

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Press Release: 100 000 people to march to parliament on 9 Aug demanding action from SA government

The National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P) consists of more than 30 wide-ranging South African civil society and religious organizations, trade unions, and political parties. NC4P stands in solidarity and in support of justice, equality and freedom for the Palestinian people. We oppose, in the strongest terms, the military invasion of the Gaza Strip and the ongoing Apartheid practices of the ...

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Gaza war results in boycott call at SA retailers

Cape Town – A campaign to boycott South African retailers that supply products sourced in Israel continues, despite many of the companies claiming that very few of their products are from the country. Woolworths was the top trending topic in South Africa on Twitter as people spoke out about the boycott campaign which is a result of the conflict in ...

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