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Palestinian civil society rejects EU’s conditional funding

Palestinian civil society organisations have formed a national campaign that rejects the European Union’s conditional funding based its “anti-terror clause”. The stipulation, which was included in EU grant proposals late last year, identifies at least seven Palestinian political parties as “terrorist groups”, and calls for Palestinian civil society organisations to[…]

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Growing calls for Mogoeng to retract his statements on Israel

By Tasneem Adams Criticism against Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is mounting, with several more organisations voicing their indignation in response to his remarks on Israel. The head of the Constitutional Court in South Africa is facing a furore after he criticised the ANC government’s position on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In[…]

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Chief Justice faces backlash as demands for his axing grows

By Iqbal Jassat South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogeong Mogeong has come under intense fire for publically expressing his love for Israel. His pro-Israeli comments on an online platform hosted by the Jerusalem Post have come under severe attack from numerous human rights organizations, legal minds as well as the governing party,[…]

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Palestine signs $112m cooperation deal with Spain

A memorandum of understanding on economic development and cooperation spanning the next four years has been signed between Palestine and Spain at a value of €100 million ($112 million), reported Wafa news agency. The agreement, signed by Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki and his Spanish counterpart Arancha Gonzalez Laya, includes[…]

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Chief Justice Mogoeng’s love for “apartheid Israel” upsets ANC

South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday said it was concerned about sentiments attributed to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng expressing his apparent support for “apartheid Israel”. ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe said the former liberation movement was “deeply concerned” by the remarks made by Mogoeng during[…]

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UN, Arab League call on Israel to drop annexation plans

A “watershed moment” that will constitute a “most serious violation of international law” – that is how United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has described Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley. Addressing a virtual meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Guterres repeated[…]

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