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Chief Justice’s views on Israel are guided by religion, not the Constitution by Martin Jansen

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

As South Africa, we now have a serious dilemma where our chief justice implicitly supports a modern day colonial genocide with disregard for the human rights of the native Palestinians. In concrete terms what are the implications for our judiciary where the highest official of the land is guided by religion in his political opinions and actions? How could this possibly not influence crucial cases that land up in the Constitutional Court — many of which relate to the unfinished business of spartheid and colonialism such as the land question, housing, discrimination?

Continue reading at https://mg.co.za/opinion/2020-06-26-chief-justices-views-on-israel-are-guided-by-religion-not-the-constitution/

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Cape Town: Pro-Palestinian Group & Woolies to Meet by Nomsa Mdhluli

A group of pro-Palestine demonstrators have gathered outside of Woolworths in Cape Town’s CBD on 26 November 2014. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN
Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN

A pro-Palestine NGO and Woolworths are expected to meet within the next two weeks to resolve their differences over the retail giant doing business with Israeli companies.

Demonstrators staged a protest outside Woolworths’ Cape Town head offices on Wednesday where the company was holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Demonstrators are part of the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P), which is spearheading a campaign calling on the retail giant to stop trading with Israeli companies. As a demonstrator read out the names of Palestinians killed in fighting to Israeli forces, others spontaneously shouted ‘Woolworths supports genocide’.

Continue reading at http://ewn.co.za/2014/11/27/Pro-Palestine-group-and-Woolworths-to-meet

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