Israel: Bill seeks ban on waving Palestinian flags at university campuses

INTERNATIONAL An Israeli lawmaker has proposed a bill that would ban the Palestinian flag inside campuses of universities and colleges in Israel, and discipline students who breach it. Shlomo Karhi of the Likud party had submitted an amendment to the Higher Education Law, prohibiting the showing of Palestinian flags throughout campuses after several students[…]

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Ruling on Apartheid flag welcomed by IJR

It seems most South Africans are in support of a decision to officially declare the gratuitous display of the old South African flag as hate speech, harassment and unfair discrimination. On Wednesday, the Equality Court in Johannesburg ruled that the public display of the apartheid flag is now illegal and[…]

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Ban SA’s apartheid flag? Court case starts today

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and AfriForum will head to the Equality Court on Monday and Tuesday to argue for and against whether the display of the old South African flag constitutes hate speech. In February last year, the foundation announced that it had made an application to the Equality Court[…]

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Ambassador hails raising of Pal flag at U.N

The raising of the Palestinian flag, a symbol of identity for its people, at the headquarters of the United Nations is a historic gesture that will bring pride to the broader Palestinian population across the world, according to the state’s new South African ambassador. The flag was raised high at[…]

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UN votes in favor of raising Palestinian flag

The United Nations General Assembly voted late Thursday in favor of raising the Palestinian flag at its headquarters in New York by an overwhelming majority, in a symbolic diplomatic victory in the PLO’s campaign for statehood. A resolution was adopted by member states with 119 in favor, eight voting against[…]

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UN set to back raising Palestine flag

A draft resolution on raising the Palestinian flag at the United Nations will likely be adopted next week in time for President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to New York, the Palestinian envoy said on Thursday. The UN General Assembly will vote on 10 September on the measure that is almost certain[…]

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