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SAJBD lodges complaint over Jew comment

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has lodged a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following an inflammatory social media post by a former African National Congress (ANC) employee. The post, made by one Rene Smit (a former ANC volunteer) pictured Adolf Hitler with[…]

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Zille must apologise: Lili

Western Cape premier Helen Zille must apologise to those she has “targeted” in poo-throwing campaigns, Ses’Khona People’s Rights Movement leader Andile Lili said on Wednesday. “Within seven days, Helen Zille must go public and apologise to Ses’Khona as well as apologise to the informal settlements of Cape Town,” he told[…]

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Sanef pleads for Al Jazeera journalists’ release

The SA National Editors’ Forum on Wednesday pleaded with the Egyptian government to review the prison sentences of three Al Jazeera journalists. “After looking at reports of the trial and pursuing the documentation sent by your office, it is our view that the conduct of the journalists… was the normal[…]

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Rebels repel Iraqi attempt to retake Tikrit

Iraqi forces have withdrawn from the rebel-held northern Iraqi city of Tikrit after a new push to retake the city met heavy resistance, soldiers involved in the operation said. Government troops and allied Shia volunteer fighters were forced to retreat just before sunset on Tuesday to a base 4km south[…]

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US drone kills 12 in Pakistan tribal area

At least 12 people have been killed in a US drone attack in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan, , sources have told Al Jazeera, the second such attack this week. Wednesday’s attack took place in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan, about 30km west of Miranshah. Four missiles[…]

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Far-right group invades London mosque

Members of UK’s far-right Britain First group have invaded another mosque in south east London, giving the imam a seven-day warning to remove signs indicating separate entrances for Muslim men and women at the mosque. “In this country we have equality,” one member says, as the Muslim man protests over[…]

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+-10 000 at CT Gaza march

Masses of people descended on the CBD today for a protest to Parliament in solidarity with Gaza.  VOC News reporters estimate that more than 20 000 people are participating in the march and there is a sense of organised chaos.   At Parliament, Sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels; the Palestinian ambassador to[…]

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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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