SA Palestinian groups echo global outrage on Trumps decision

By Yaseen Kippie Pro-Palestinian solidarity groups across South Africa have condemned US President Donald Trump’s statement on the US embassy in Israel’s unprecedented move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump’s decision has sparked global outrage, with Hamas calling for a Day of Rage. On Thursday, protests broke out across the[…]

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Israeli arms exports fueling Rohingya crisis

Local human rights activists have accused Israel of fuelling the brutal violence against Rohingya in Myanmar by its continued sale of weapons to the military junta. More 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which the UN human rights chief has labelled as “ethnic cleansing”. Sixty Rohingya[…]

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More pro-Palestine groups call for ambassador’s head

More Palestinian solidarity groups are adding their voices for the South African ambassador to Israel to be recalled. Sisa Ngombane has angered activists for his comments at a press conference on Friday, in which he defended Israeli aggression against Palestinians.  Ngombane had meant to share the South African government’s official[…]

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ANC, DA and EFF to debate Palestine

As South Africans prepare to take to the polls in the upcoming Local Municipal Elections, many have voiced concern about the policies that the South African Government and leading political parties have adopted in response to the call for Palestinian solidarity. In a bid to grant voters clarity on the[…]

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Vigil in CBD for Palestine

Pro-Palestinian activists in South Africa are watching developments in the occupied territories closely, as violence spirals out of control.  Thirty-two Palestinians and seven Israelis have been killed in the past two weeks of bloodshed. The Palestinian dead include 10 people armed with knives as well as children and protesters shot[…]

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PSC wins Labia case

In a landmark decision, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has found that owners of private space used commercially for public purposes have no right of censorship or discrimination. The case arose out of a dispute between the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and The Labia, the long-established and only remaining art-house[…]

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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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