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SA ready to help with two-state solution in Middle East

President Jacob Zuma met Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Pretoria on Wednesday, where he pledged South Africa’s support for a two-state solution to the situation in the Middle East. “The only way to everlasting peace lies in frank and genuine negotiations between Palestinians and the state of Israel with the[…]

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Mahmoud Abbas arrives in SA

Palestinian and South African flags flew side by side at the Union Buildings on Wednesday, as President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Pretoria. The Palestinian Authority (PA) leader was welcomed by President Jacob Zuma – his first visit to South Africa since Israel’s military onslaught on Gaza in July and August[…]

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Zuma to meet with Palestinian president Abbas

President Jacob Zuma will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas next week, the international relations department said on Friday. “President Abbas will conduct bilateral discussions with President Zuma on… bilateral relations between South Africa and Palestine, the Middle East peace process, as well as other multilateral issues,” departmental spokesman Clayson Monyela[…]

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Abbas wants to move Arafat shrine to Jerusalem

President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday the shrine of late President Yasser Arafat wills be moved to Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, at the earliest possible opportunity. Abbas said during a ceremony opening Arafat’s museum in Ramallah that the late Palestinian leader deserves to “remain immortal in the hearts of our[…]

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Abbas warns he may end unity deal with Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip. Speaking in Cairo, Abbas accused Hamas of running a shadow government and said he wanted a single authority and a single[…]

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Pope’s prayer not enough

A recent joint prayer held in the Vatican by Catholic Pope Francis with Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas may have been a touching gesture, but only real-world actions will bring about peace in the Middle-East. So says Dr. Firoz Osman of the Media Review Network[…]

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