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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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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Hands Off Al Aqsa, chant protesters – VOCFM Report

“Hands off Al Aqsa” – this was the loud and simple call at a protest march in Cape Town on Wednesday in response to continuous attacks on Masjidul Asqa in the occupied territories of Palestine in East Jerusalem. In support of a the Hands Off Al Aqsa campaign on social media, supporters marched from Keizergracht to Parliament through the city ...

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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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