Tag Archives: South-Africa

Official Release: “The New Black” by The Mavrix – Music Video

13 March 2012 | Palestine Solidarity Alliance and PACBI | ISM Palestine In a first ever musical collaboration between South Africa and Palestine, South African band, The Mavrix, and Palestinian Oud player, Mohammed Omar, have released a music video called “The New Black”. The song is taken from The Mavrix’ upcoming album,”Pura Vida”, due for […]

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Israeli apartheid week kicks off in South Africa

[ PIC 06/03/2012 – 05:41 PM ] CAPE TOWN, (PIC)– The cultural week against the Israeli apartheid regime in occupied Palestine were launched in more than 13 South African cities in the context of global activities and events taking place in about 90 cities around the world. These events include university seminars, lectures, documentaries movies, […]

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VIDEO – South African activist offers perspective on BDS

Saturday, February 25 2012| Omar Rahman | 972 Magazine An impassioned speech by South African activist at Israeli Apartheid Week in London quickly gains attention. The global symposium Israeli Apartheid Week kicked off a few days ago in cities and campuses around the world. Of particular note was an impassioned lecture given by a South […]

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“UN must prosecute Israel for war crimes,” says Bloody Sunday lawyer

Adri Nieuwhof |Electronic Intifada |Geneva |24 February 2012 Michael Mansfield addressing the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. (David Vilaplana / Russell Tribunal on Palestine) Israel was the focus of discussions by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) earlier this month. Israel is obliged to submit a report to the Geneva-based committee on […]

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South Africa mulls BDS sanctions on Israel

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… Al Akhbar | Published Monday, February 6, 2012 South Africa is considering imposing economic and cultural sanctions on Israel as part of the worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The country’s Minister of Arts and Culture announced at a conference in Pretoria last week […]

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Zoabi attacks Israel’s racist policies in Cape Town

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. [ 08/11/2011 – 01:00 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Arab Knesset member Hanin Zoabi stated that Israel’s racist and ethnic cleansing policies against the Palestinians are much worse than it was in South Africa during the apartheid time. Zoabi made her remarks on Sunday addressing the […]

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Barghouthi: South Africa familiar with Israel’s apartheid policy

Related: South African government calls on Israel to release all remaining Palestinian prisoners Maan News Agency | October 26, 2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — South Africa’s support of the Palestinian UN bid stems from its familiarity with Israel’s apartheid policy in Palestine, Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa Barghouthi said Wednesday. South Africa on Tuesday threw its weight behind […]

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South African government calls on Israel to release all remaining Palestinian prisoners

Palestine’s Prisoners | Pictures | Topic | Category – Torture | History | Category Ebrahim Moosa-Cii News | 26 October 2011 The South African government has welcomed the recent Hamas-Israeli prisoner swop agreement. In a wide ranging Middle East foreign policy statement, the government of President Jacob Zuma said the exchange was a positive step […]

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S Africa supports Palestinian state

Related: ▣ FAQ ▣ Palestine Statehood Bid | Category Statehood PressTV –  Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:31AM GMT South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, September 21, 2011. South African President Jacob Zuma says his country “fully supports” the Palestinian drive for full […]

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The tent protests ‘[are] the epitome of hysterical denial of the colonial reality’ ~ Omar Barghouti

by Kiera Feldman on August 19, 2011 Kiera Feldman conducted the following interview with Omar Barghouti over email in early August: Kiera Feldman: How will the boycott law affect you personally? Are you changing your actions or speech in any way? Omar Barghouti: We are all determined to carry on what we have been doing […]

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South Africa will judge Apartheid in Palestine

PNN – Palestine News Network –  22.07.11 – 12:06 Cape Town – PNN – Mr. Pierre Galand, the international coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, confirmed at a Cape Town press conference on Thursday that the Tribunal´s third session will be held November 5-6 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Russell Tribunal on Palestine […]

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Freedom for Palestine song echoes anti-apartheid era

  Alex Ritman  | Jul 3, 2011   – The National   Although often seen shaking his diminutive hips, Archbishop Desmond Tutu isn’t a man who regularly gives his support to a band or a song. But last week, the South African human rights activist voiced his encouragement for the single Freedom for Palestine, the first […]

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South Africa supports unity efforts

May 2, 2011 PRETORIA, South Africa (Ma’an) — The government of South Africa is looking at the pending Palestinian unity deal “in a very positive light,” a statement from the country’s Department of International Relations said Monday. “The Government and people of South Africa understand the importance of national reconciliation, unity and the restoration of […]

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South African university cuts ties with Israel’s BGU

March 27, 2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The senate of South Africa’s University of Johannesburg voted Wednesday to sever links with Israel’s Ben Gurion University. The university is not subscribing to an academic boycott, however, Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Ihron Rensburg said in a statement issued Friday. “The UJ Senate voted to bring an end to […]

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