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Iran will discuss peace in Syria says Rouhani

Iran is willing to sit down with its rivals to discuss the crisis in Syria, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, but suggested Tehran would not debate the future of President Bashar al-Assad until peace is achieved. The world’s attention has once again turned to Syria in recent weeks as[…]

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Police issue warning ahead of peace march

Police have issued a stern warning that anyone planning to disrupt the peace march against xenophobia through the Durban city centre on Thursday would be dealt with. The march, led by religious and political leaders, is expected to start at Curries Fountain at 10:00 and move through the central business[…]

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Jewish activism important for Palestinian struggle

Organisations such as Jewish Voices for a Just Peace are an important start to the conscientizing of South African Jewry on the suffering of the Palestinian people, according to local cleric Imam Rashid Omar. The alim on Thursday assisted in unveiling a plaque dedicated to the lives lost in the[…]

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Africa needs peace: Zuma

Africa needs peace and development, President Jacob Zuma’s wife Nompumelelo Zuma said on Friday. “As the African First Ladies for Peace, we want to contribute in our own small way, to supporting the work of heads of State and government in the continent to promote peace,” she said at the[…]

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Resume Israel-Palestine talks, urges Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday called for a resumption of the Israel-Palestinian peace process, saying the talks were vital in the fight against extremism. “It is imperative that we find a way to get back to the negotiations,” Kerry said at a State Department ceremony marking the[…]

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Israel’s false peace

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat What is it about proclamations of “peace” that allows injustice to continue unhindered? Its a question applicable to governments, security institutions, media columnists and pro-Israel lobbies who regularly espouse a passion for “peace in the Holy Land”. While on the surface it appears to be a[…]

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Tutu calls for Israel, Palestine peace

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged citizens of both Palestine and Israel to stand up and say enough is enough. “Once again, the people of Israel and Palestine are embroiled in a deadly contest of tit-for-tat violence in which there can never be victors, only losers,” Tutu said in a[…]

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