Palestine solidarity movements in South Africa have lauded the ANC elective conference’s resolution to immediately downgrade the embassy in Israel to a liaison office. The announcement was made at the ANC elective conference in Nasrec last night. Delegates from the North West, together with branches and regions from other provinces,[…]
By Yaseen Kippie The debate surrounding a potential academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions by the University of Cape Town (UCT) continues, with UCT’s Palestine Solidarity Forum (PSF) taking up the cudgels to organise a seminar series on exploring all aspects of the boycott. As part of a broader boycott,[…]
In a historical moment, this week the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) confirmed that the ‘Wailing Wall’ has no historical relevance in the Jewish faith. The United Nations’ cultural arm on Thursday passed a resolution that denied the existence of any Jewish ties to the Temple Mount[…]
The SA Zionist Federation (SAZF) has expressed its outrage at moves to arrest Shimon Peres when he arrives in South Africa this week. The former Israeli prime minister will be in the country this weekend for a fundraising dinner hosted by the Zionist lobby. Palestinian solidarity groups in South Africa[…]
The Palestinian Embassy in South Africa has accused the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) of attempting to undermine Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) by hosting Palestinian activist Bassem Eid. Eid is the founder and former director of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG). SAZF describes Eid as one of[…]
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