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Palestine: Forbidden fruit

OPINION by Andriques Che Petersen – Across the globe there are hundreds of thousands of ethnic and religious Jews that stand opposed to the existence of the state of Israel. But, at risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, the hold Zionist sympathisers and Zionists themselves have on mainstream media[…]

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IR to host live TV pledge for Gaza

Islamic Relief will host a live television pledge in aid of Gaza on Wednesday night. The humanitarian agency has issued a public appeal for assistance in providing relief to thousands of Palestinians, who have been affected by Israeli military air raids since July 7th. The death toll in Gaza now[…]

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Israel targets Hamas leaders in Gaza raid

Israeli warplanes bombed the home of a senior Hamas leader early Wednesday, as a campaign against Gaza entered day nine with no sign of an immediate end to hostilities. Israel had resumed Tuesday its punishing air campaign against the Palestinian territory, which has killed 197 people, as international efforts towards a[…]

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Lenk to be summoned to dept: report

Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk will be summoned to the department of international relations to explain his country’s bombardment of the Gaza strip, the SABC reported on Wednesday. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane told the broadcaster on the sidelines of the Brics summit in Brazil, that Lenk would[…]

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Lwandle enquiry like a “hit squad”: Zille

A committee probing the evictions of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle has all the hallmarks of a “political hit squad”, Western Cape premier Helen Zille said in Cape Town on Tuesday. “Its terms of reference are primarily framed to look at whether the city of Cape Town and the Western[…]

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Expel Israeli ambassador: Numsa

The Israeli ambassador to South Africa should be expelled, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Tuesday. “Numsa calls for the immediate expulsion of the Israeli ambassador in South Africa, Arthur Lenk, and the recall of comrade Sisa Ngombane from Tel Aviv,” the union said in a[…]

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89 killed in Afghan bombing

A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The explosion destroyed dozens of mud-brick shops, flipped cars over and[…]

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Assad to be sworn in today

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is to be sworn in Wednesday for a new term in a war-ravaged country, as other conflicts in the turbulent region hog the international community’s attention. Assad will be sworn in for another seven-year term at his palace overlooking the capital, more than three years into[…]

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Agang survey to assess its state

A task team set up by Agang SA founder Mamphela Ramphele has developed a survey in a bid to assess the state of the party. The party asked people to fill in the online questionnaire “in the interest of the 52,350 people who voted for Agang” in the general elections.[…]

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BRICS agrees to own development bank

The leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit Tuesday that they agreed to create a development bank worth $100 billion that will have its headquarters in China. The first president of the New Development Bank will be from India and the position will rotate every five years[…]

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