Loonat suspended for Facebook comment

Local community activist, Hanif Loonat has been suspended from his post in the City of Cape Town’s Civilian Oversight Committee following a comment he wrote on his Facebook page regarding the conflict in Gaza. Loonat’s post referred to the “death of Zionist Israel”. The complaint was lodged by the South African Jewish[…]

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SAJBD feeling the heat: Ehrenreich

The South African Zionist lobby are feeling the pressure of the Palestinian solidarity movement and the increased calls for the boycott of Israeli goods. That was according to Cosatu provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich, in light of allegations of hate speech against him. The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) plans[…]

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SAJBD, Ehrenreich lay charges against each other

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and Cosatu’s Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich said on Thursday they intended laying charges against each other. The SAJBD accused Ehrenreich of hate speech and inciting violence against the Jewish community through a post on his Facebook page. Ehrenreich’s post read: “The time[…]

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Cosatu warns SAJBD of boycott

Trade federation Cosatu has issued an ultimatum to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) to stop all forms of “Zionist propaganda” before the 7th August, or face an intensive campaign against its member companies and other major funders, if they failed to comply. The campaign would include massive[…]

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SAJBD lodges complaint over Jew comment

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has lodged a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following an inflammatory social media post by a former African National Congress (ANC) employee. The post, made by one Rene Smit (a former ANC volunteer) pictured Adolf Hitler with[…]

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