Palestine

Achille Mbembe Refutes Spurious Allegations Of Anti-Semitism

Wits academic Professor Achille Mbembe has been accused of anti-semitism by a German politician. Mbembe, who was scheduled to speak at the...

Palestine: Why South Africa Still Matters To The Struggle

“South Africa is clearly an important player ,” said Ramzy Baroud. Baroud is a well-known Palestinian writer, journalist, and columnist. He is...

“In The Infrastructure And The Law, There Is Apartheid Towards The...

The year 2018 marks 70 years since the declaration of the state of Israel and the horrendous acts it committed to cement its territorial...

The SA Black Community Must Stand With Palestine

Concerned black marchers have called on the black community to support protests against Apartheid Israel in support of Palestine. This comes after the 14...

Israel Is An Apartheid State

In our second op-ed for Israeli Apartheid Week, ALIE KOMAPE takes a look at how Israel’s racism and apartheid tactics oppress and violate not...

Israeli foreign ministry thanks apartheid South Africa and gets schooled

An Israeli Twitter account is celebrating the country’s statehood by thanking the countries that voted yes in the United Nations (UN) 1947 partition plan....

Nobel Prize Winner George P. Smith Speaks On Proposed UCT Boycott...

COMMENT Update: On Saturday, the UCT council declined to adopt the resolution of a full academic boycott of Israeli...

Palestinian young people’s future hangs in the balance

ActionAid SA's Katherine Robinson reflects on her recent visit to Palestine and the struggle of Palestinian youth. She says that this Youth Day, it...

On #Nakba69, the message remains clear: Return is possible

On 15 May 2017, Palestinians mark 69 years since the Nakba, the mass expulsion of indigenous Palestinians from their homeland. Al-Nakba ('the catastrophe'), was...

#SeeIsraelForYourself: “It’s not apartheid. It’s worse.”

ITANI RASALANAVHO is a 31-year-old law student based in Soweto who has travelled to the West Bank in Palestine and seen the reality of...

Seven Israeli academics withdraw from South Africa conference

Seven Israeli academics have withdrawn from a University of Stellenbosch conference in December following pressure from Palestinian solidarity groups. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, chair of the conference...

Maytha Alhassen And Natalia Molebatsi On Afro-Palestinian Solidarity

"We have to speak about our solidarity with the people of Palestine. It is urgent and it is important," South African poet...

Leigh-Ann Naidoo’s diary on the Women’s Boat to Gaza: Day 6

Sunday, 2 October (Day 11, Sea Day 6)  Today watching the sun rise ahead of us a few things have become clearer to me. I...

Who is Ahed Tamimi and why should South Africans care?

The trip I took to Palestine in December 2014 granted me the opportunity to better understand what life under Israeli occupation looked and felt...

‘Calling Israel An Apartheid State Is Not A Matter Of Political...

In our last op-ed for #IsraeliApartheidWeek, MICHIA MONCHO looks at the tactics defenders of Israeli apartheid use to deny the horrible truth. Following in a...

JM Coetzee on Israeli occupation and South African apartheid: “Draw your...

On 26 May, South African Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzee spoke at the closing of the Palestine Festival of Literature, where he made comparisons...

UCT: Debate On Israel Boycott Rages On

NEWS ANALYSIS On Friday, 21 June, the University of Cape Town closed submissions for comment on its Senate resolution...

Principled? Five reasons to boycott Pharrell

Pharrell Williams is pretty cool. He has a swag hat collection, a super successful line of Adidas sneakers, and apparently never ages. But we...

Janna Jihad, 11-year-old journalist, wants South Africans to help Palestine

Eleven-year-old Janna Jihad made headlines in 2016 when she began reporting on the injustices that Palestinians were facing in Jerusalem, Hebron and Nablus. She...

Palestinian Academics Urge UCT To Support Boycott Of Israeli Academic Institutions

COMMENT Update: On Saturday, the UCT council declined to adopt the resolution of a full academic boycott of...
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