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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The End Justifies the Means

By Quanita Diaz – 9 April 2015 The world and sporting fraternities took a stand against Apartheid South Africa which lead to a sports ban. 1970 was a bad year for South Africa, depending on which side of the fence you sat, when several motions of exclusion went against the Apartheid Regime. In that year the International Olympic Committee (IOC) formally expelled ...

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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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Activism in Cycling

By Quanita Diaz Each year cyclists from around the world descend upon the beautiful Cape to partake in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the largest timed cycled race and an annual event traditionally staged the second Sunday of March. The cyclists have in recent years followed a scenic 109km circular route including Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak and Houtbay before returning ...

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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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Charges dropped against the “Cavendish Four”

The recently arrested “Cavendish Four” have all been released & all charges against them have been dropped. A notice on the Action Forum for Palestine Face book page mentions “All charges dropped. Unlawful arrests and infringing on const rights” which gives an indication as to what was mentioned in court this morning. More details will follow once an official statement by ...

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