‘Gaza Docket may set a precedent’

While the Gaza Docket has been in rotation for nearly five years now, Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) advocate Yousha Tayoub says there is still a long way to go before the South Africans identified as having aided Israel during Operation Cast Lead can be brought before the country’s justice system.[…]

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Pahad’s visit ‘not enough’: Palestine lobby

South Africa is not doing enough to intervene in the crisis in the Middle East. So says Martin Jansen of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), commenting on the South African government’s decision to send former minister of foreign affairs Aziz Pahad as an envoy to the besieged region. Pahad is[…]

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‘SA Govt must act on Gaza’

While pro-Palestinian lobby groups in South Africa are satisfied with the ANC’s strong position against Israel’s assault on Gaza, they feel words must be translated into action from national government level. Local Palestinian activists are frustrated that national government has not heeded calls for the Israeli ambassador Arthur Lenk to[…]

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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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