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ZCC: Advocate for Zionism, figuratively and literally by Kagisho Montjane

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His Grace Dr Barnabas Lekganyane has recently visited Israel and had a dialogue with high profile leader of the Israel state including President Reuben Rivlin in Jerusalem.

I think it should not be a queer discourse to ask, in spite of all that is happening In Israel and especially the colonization and apartheid of Palestine-is the right reverend, consciously or not, endorsing oppression of Palestinians and the Israel apartheid power structures.

Any Israel visit by a caliber of the Right reverend arbitrarily promotes that state and its external policies, this becomes critical especially when those policies borders genocide, ethnic cleansing, killing of children and civilians and colonization.

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South Africa’s CSVR Withdraws from Genocide Studies Conference in Israel by PACBI

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CSVR has shown with this decision admirable consistency with its mission of social justice, sustainable peace and human rights. CSVR stated in a statement that it “cannot turn a blind eye to the nature of the location and the host institutions for the conference.”..We thank also our partner BDS South Africa for making CSVR aware of the Palestinian appeal for a boycott of the conference and the facts about the Hebrew University role in colonizing Palestinian land and entrenching the Israeli occupation and apartheid.

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Zionism is the problem, not Hamas by Ibrahim Vawda

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It is true that Israel has not introduced gas chambers into Palestinian towns and villages. However, Israel has been killing and tormenting Palestinians since 1948 in a multiplicity of ways which, in their brutality and sheer evil, don’t really differ in substance from Nazi behaviour. Moreover, it is paramount to remember that the German holocaust started with an idea, much like the idea of Zionism. The Nazi ideology was translated into brutal savagery similar to the actions of those who wish to realise their Zionist dreams. These are rampant in pro-Zionists collective thinking these days, that they continue to drift towards religious, xenophobic and hostile extremism…

Another fact that must be confronted when dealing with the Palestinian Catastrophe is the Zionist narrative of “denial”. They fail to acknowledge the mass uprooting and dispossession of native Palestinians soon after the Nazi atrocities of World War II. A call for an inclusive and expanded understanding of the Nazi genocide is essential so that “never again” applies not to Jews only but to all of mankind, including Palestinians.

Continue reading at http://www.politicsweb.co.za/opinion/zionism-is-the-problem-not-hamas

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Protesters anything but happy with Pharrell Williams, Woolworths by Tammy Petersen

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Cape Town – Hundreds of protesters waved Palestinian flags near the entrance of GrandWest Casino on Monday in the build-up to Grammy Award-winning artist Pharrell Williams’s concert… The internationally acclaimed producer and performer has come under fire for collaborating with local retail group Woolworths who have been the focus of local pro-Palestine activists for their trade with Israel… “Pharell has blood on his hands,” a representative from the South African Communist Party told the cheering masses. “Genocide is taking place and the world is silent about this.”

Continue reading at http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Protesters-anything-but-happy-with-Pharrell-WIlliams-Woolworths-20150921

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Fury as Israel Refuses Visa to South African Politician by L. Herbst

Nzimande who is also general secretary of the South African Communist Party claimed in the past that Israel was waging a “vicious campaign” against the Palestinians and called for South Africa to boycott Israeli imports in retaliation. He said that the Palestinians are being massacred for the crime of demanding the return of their land and self-determination. “This genocidal campaign must be condemned in the strongest terms possible,” he said.

Continue reading at http://www.newsrecord.co/fury-israel-refuses-visa-south-african-politician/

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South Africa: Will the ANC Government Ever Prosecute South Africans Serving in the Israeli Defence Force? by Eddie Cottle

When South African security services prevented a Cape Town girl from boarding a plane allegedly to join ISIS, many South Africans were pleased but at the same time surprised at how swift the reaction of our security services were. How come the same reaction is not applied to South African Zionist Jews serving in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF)?.. With the ‘incremental genocide’ underway in Palestine, according to Israeli historian Ilan Pappé, world action is most urgent. The time has come for the ANC government to prosecute South Africans serving in the Israeli Defence force or has the ANC lost its moral compass completely?

Continue reading at http://allafrica.com/stories/201504211399.html

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Statement for Launch of 11th Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 by Children of Mandela, Kathrada, Sisulu, Dadoo, Naude, Chikane and Other South African Struggle Stalwarts

There is a growing momentum and tide within the world of culture for example, amongst well known sports people, celebrities, musicians, actors and comedians. From Selena Gomez to Mark Rufallo, Penelope Cruz, John Cusack, John Legend and other high profile celebrities all come out during Israel’s attacks on Gaza, using social media and other platforms, on the issue of Palestine. Some have tweeted #FreePalestine while others have gone further in slamming the Israeli attacks on Gaza as a “genocide”. And the number that have joined the boycott of Israel is growing on a daily basis.

The groundswell of support for the Palestinian struggle and BDS campaign, coming from all quarters of the academic and cultural community and even major corporations, in many ways is a result of the practical, strategic and goal-orientated boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) of Israel movement that is capturing the world by storm. BDS offers a non-violent route and path for us to channel our energies.

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Clarification Statement by the DUT Student Representative Council

The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) apologises without reservation to any one offended by recent demands made by us regarding Jewish students.

We would like to clarify that our position is, in fact, that Israel is an Apartheid, genocidal and terrorist State and that in solidarity with our Palestinian people who are currently oppressed and colonised by Israel we demand that ANY student Jewish, Muslim, Christian even Atheist or any other that is funded by the Apartheid State of Israel and its institutions must not be students in DUT, and if there are any, they must be immediately de-registered. Our campuses will not be breeding grounds for Apartheid.

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Is Israel Committing the Crime of Genocide? by Amandla!

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As Dr. Rania Masri points out, it is crucial to [understand] that the Palestinians constitute a national entity. Israel’s human rights violations against one part of the group in fact apply to the whole, since one of Israel’s crimes against the indigenous people of Palestine is their geographic division. The [Russell] tribunal is focusing on Gaza, and within that narrow scope it has already found it instructive to examine Israel’s actions according to the criteria of the Convention on the Crime of Genocide. Meanwhile a journalist for Electronic Intifada, Rania Khalek (among others), has put Israel’s human rights violations against the whole of the Palestinian people in context – in Gaza, the West Bank, inside the 1948 armistice line, and the flow of Palestinian refugees around the world. Her coverage has revealed an horrific picture of Israel’s “intent to destroy” a “national group under the definition of genocide”.

Palestinians and the Belgium Supreme Court have been talking about “acts of genocide” since Ariel Sharon came to power in 2003, but many others have concurred in the view that such a term is appropriate since then. It seems that Israel’s latest assault on Gaza has culminated in a tsunami of allegations of genocide. A global campaign called “Israel Genocide?” (http://israelgenocide.wordpress.com/) is calling for the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide to “investigate the possibility that Israel is committing the Crime of Genocide against the Palestinian People, and that the it publish its findings and recommendations.”

Continue reading at http://amandla.org.za/is-israel-committing-the-crime-of-genocide-by-amandla-correspondent/

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