Voice of the Cape

July2014

Cosatu warns SAJBD of boycott

Trade federation Cosatu has issued an ultimatum to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) to stop all forms of “Zionist propaganda” before the 7th August, or face an intensive campaign against its member companies and other major funders, if they failed to comply. The campaign would include massive[…]

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US media shifting on Gaza: analyst

During the nearly month long crisis in Gaza, both Palestinian and Israeli sympathises have criticised a supposed media bias against their respective sides of the conflict. Israeli’s have continuously lambasted Middle Eastern media for its emphasis on the civilian death toll in Gaza, whilst Palestinian supporters have criticised a supposed[…]

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‘Jews must protest Palestinian oppression’

With the conflict in Gaza worsening by the day and civilian casualties increasing at an alarming rate, a group of local Jews have taken it upon themselves to launch a petition urging Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to immediately end the state’s military bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The ‘South[…]

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Douglas primary raises R17k for Gaza

About over 200 pupils at Douglas Primary School in Wynberg gathered in the quad area just across the street of the humble school to hand over money raised for children in Gaza on Thursday. The atmosphere was still and sombre as the students sat on the concrete floor, listening to[…]

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SA envoy urges Gaza ceasefire

South Africa’s two special envoys to the Middle East, Aziz Pahad and Zola Skweyiya, on Thursday called for an unconditional ceasefire in Gaza, before they headed to Qatar to meet Hamas. “South Africa is calling on the protagonists to the conflict to conclude an immediate and unconditional ceasefire that will[…]

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Retired judge must preside over debate: Malema

A retired judge should be appointed to chair parliamentary debates, EFF leader Julius Malema suggested on Thursday. Briefing journalists after an Economic Freedom Fighters’ caucus meeting, Malema called into question the objectivity of Parliament’s current presiding officers. “We are not impressed at all with these presiding officers because of their[…]

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Israel vows to destroy tunnels before truce

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country is determined, regardless of ceasefire efforts, to complete the destruction of tunnels that Palestinian fighters have built under the Gaza-Israel border. In public remarks at the start of a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv, he said he would not agree to any[…]

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East Africa boosts anti-Ebola measures

Kenya and Ethiopia, home to some of Africa’s largest transport hubs, said Thursday they had boosted measures to combat possible Ebola cases arriving in their countries. Kenya’s National Disaster Operation Centre said in a statement that “port health services are on standby, with enhanced screening at border points to prevent[…]

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ISIS imposes strict dress code for Syrian women

The Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code for women in eastern Syria, forbidding them from showing any part of their bodies, a monitoring group said on Thursday. “Women… are completely forbidden from showing their eyes,” said the statement, which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said was distributed[…]

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