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ACDP at pro-Israeli rally

Israel has the same right to existence as other democratic states, ACDP president Kenneth Meshoe said on Sunday. “We are here to say we do not believe what is coming out of the media, we can read and we know the truth,” African Christian Democratic Party leader Meshoe said at[…]

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Lwandle inquiry extended

The term of the inquiry into the removal of people from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town has been extended, spokesman Vusi Tshose said on Sunday. Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu granted a request from inquiry chairman Denzil Potgieter for the inquiry to be extended until September 30, he said in[…]

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Palestine supporters protest at SA Zionist rally

Pro-Palestine supporters had gathered outside the Huddle Park Golf Course in Linksfield on Sunday, to protest against a rally being held by the SA Zionist Federation in support of the end the Middle East conflict. Heavily armed police and security guards were stationed at the entrance to the venue. The[…]

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UN leader ‘deplores’ rise of anti-Semitic slurs

The conflict in Gaza should not be an excuse for anti-Semitic slurs and attacks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said late Sunday. Ban “deplores the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks, particularly in Europe, in connection with protests concerning the escalation of violence in Gaza,” read a statement from the[…]

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Factory owners blamed for deadly China blast

Chinese officials have blamed the chairman of a car-parts factory in eastern China and local regulators for safety breaches that led to the deadliest industrial accident in a year, the official news agency Xinhua reports. The blast at the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co Ltd factory in the city of[…]

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Israel declares 7-hour limited truce

Israel announced it would be holding its fire in most of Gaza for seven hours Monday, amid world outrage over a deadly strike on a UN school in the Palestinian territory. The unilateral truce, four weeks into fighting with Gaza de facto rulers Hamas, came after world powers fiercely condemned[…]

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Aids conference delegates seek Australia asylum

Some 25 delegates to an international AIDS conference held in Melbourne last month fear returning home and will seek asylum in Australia, refugee and welfare agencies said Monday. HomeGround Services, which helps find crisis accommodation for homeless people in Melbourne, said 14 delegates from African nations — including Uganda and[…]

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Prof Pappe kicks off CT tour

Prominent Israeli historian Prof Ilan Pappe is in South Africa for a week long lecture tour, starting off in Cape Town on Friday. Prof Pappe is considered the first Israeli Jewish historian to write about the Palestinian side with knowledge and empathy.  His lecture tour is organised by Muslim Views[…]

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Israel’s incremental genocide in the Gaza ghetto

OPINION by Dr. Ilan Pappe – In a September 2006 article for The Electronic Intifada, I defined the Israeli policy towards the Gaza Strip as an incremental genocide. Israel’s present assault on Gaza alas indicates that this policy continues unabated. The term is important since it appropriately locates Israel’s barbaric[…]

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Gaza’s children face life long trauma

Having been witness to some of the worst cases of genocide during the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Union of Health Work Committees has expressed concern over the psychological effects the war has had on the children of Gaza. To date, more than 1500 people have been[…]

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