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Former Israel President Peres dies

Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of obituaries that ranged from praise for his record to accusations of war crimes. The 93-year-old died in his sleep at around 3:00 am (0000 GMT), Rafi Walden, who is also Peres’s[…]

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Shimon Peres put into induced coma after stroke

Shimon Peres, Israel’s former president, has been put into an induced coma by doctors after suffering a stroke. The 93-year-old elder statesman was stable and fully conscious before being rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, his spokeswoman Ayelet Frisch said in a statement. Israeli TV stations later said Peres was[…]

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Picketers blocked from protesting against Peres

Pro-Palestine activists have criticized how Israeli private security were given control to block members of the public from picketing in Sandton. The South African Jews For Palestine organized a protest yesterday outside the Sandton Convention Centre against the visit of ex-Israeli prime minister, Shimon Peres, to South Africa. Muslim Lawyers[…]

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Investigation into Shimon Peres underway

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has confirmed that a docket on Shimon Peres has been opened and investigation is now underway. This week, the Muslim Lawyers Association lodged documents with the National Prosecution Authority, requesting its intervention. Human rights activists have accused Peres of unspeakable war crimes such as[…]

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Peres arrest warrant ‘ridiculous’: SAZF

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[…]

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Arrest warrant sought for Shimon Peres

The Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) on Monday took urgent steps to secure the arrest of former Israeli Prime Minister, Shimon Peres. The MLA lodged documents with the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) requesting its intervention in the case. Peres is tipped to arrive in South Africa for a fund raising event[…]

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SA Jews for Palestine to protest Peres

As the voices of discontent grows against the visit of Shimon Peres, a group of South African Jews opposed to the Israeli apartheid regime plan to stage a protest outside an event the former prime minister is expected to address. The 92 year old Israeli statesman will be in Johannesburg[…]

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Opposition to Shimon Peres SA visit

Local pro-Palestinian activists have warned that they will not allow former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres on South African shores. Peres is expected to visit South Africa for a one day visit on February 28th, in order to raise funds for the Israel United Appeal and United Communal Fund. The[…]

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