Israel-Palestine

ICJ ruling is a victory for human rights and justice

The judgment is likely to be more important for the moral statement it makes than any short-term results it produces

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GroundView | 29 January 2024

South African journalists hold vigil in solidarity with Palestinian journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists has recorded 83 deaths since 7 October but is investigating many other unconfirmed deaths of reporters

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Brief | 28 January 2024

Lawyer receives hero’s welcome at OR Tambo Airport

“We wanted to show our gratitude to the entire team who represented South Africa and the Palestinian people with such grace and dignity,” says Umayya Theba

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News | 15 January 2024

Massive protest in Cape Town in support of people of Gaza

This was part of a Global Day of Action for Palestine

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News | 13 January 2024

Protesters show support for South African case at International Court of Justice

South Africa’s legal team is presenting at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, on Thursday about the devastating effects of the ongoing war in Gaza

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News | 11 January 2024

As Israel wages war, Jews and Muslims in Cape Town show a peaceful way

Interfaith sabbath, Hanukkah and Maghrib services hosted at Claremont Mosque

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Brief | 11 December 2023

Thousands rally in support of Palestine at Zoo Lake

Health and humanitarian aid organisation workers voice outrage over bombing of Gaza

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Photo Essay | 4 December 2023

Solidarity demonstrations with Palestinians held in Joburg and Cape Town

“We also faced a very oppressive apartheid regime” says protester

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Photo Essay | 29 November 2023

Health workers picket for Palestine outside Red Cross Children’s Hospital

Organisers call for immediate ceasefire

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Brief | 21 November 2023

Gaza: UCT senate calls for ceasefire

In a statement it also called for “the release of hostages and unlawfully held prisoners”

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Brief | 20 November 2023

Gift of the Givers Gaza head “paid the ultimate sacrifice”

Memorial held for Ahmed Abbasi in St George’s Cathedral

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News | 20 November 2023

Learning from Israel’s past Gaza Strip invasions

“A political resolution that addresses the roots of the conflict is the only way to defend Israel’s borders and citizens” writes a former Israeli soldier

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Analysis | 19 November 2023

South African Jews call for ceasefire in Gaza

“We are a diverse group of South African Jews who are dismayed by the situation that is unfolding in Israel and Palestine”

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News | 15 November 2023

Pro-Israel protest disrupted in Cape Town

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis calls for tolerance, emphasises right to protest and condemns threat against Jewish school

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Photo Essay | 12 November 2023

Tens of thousands march through Cape Town in solidarity with Palestinians

Call for Western Cape government to stand with Palestine as it has with Ukraine

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News | 11 November 2023

Vigils held in Cape Town for Gaza war

People gathered at Parliament and at the University of Cape Town to express solidarity with Palestine

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News | 8 November 2023