Palestine

From Libya to Israel, the African migrant faces a dire plight

From the shores of the continent to Europe and Israel, there is no group of people around the world who are more abused and...

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....

UCT, decolonisation and the academic boycott of Israel

UCT's Palestine Solidarity Forum explains the place the unjust occupation of Palestine holds in global structures of oppression, and why it is so important...

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...

The lived experience of racism Black South African Muslims go through...

Journalist, Nelisiwe Msomi, describes how black South African Muslims experience racism from fellow Muslims. As my taxi turned into Plein Street, I began to feel...

Goodbye Ambassador Lenk, You Won’t Be Missed

As far as trolls go, Arthur Lenk, Israel's representative to Pretoria, was astutely ambassadorial. Mention Israel on Twitter and Ambassador would pop...

‘I wish I could shut up but I can’t and I...

Among the thousands of fans reveling in the musical stylings of rock band Radiohead in Glasgow last Friday was an unusual sight, one that...

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...

Hope in hopelessness: Reflecting on injustices in Palestine, Cambodia and South...

ActionAid International’s Pooven Moodley reflects on his recent trips to Palestine and Cambodia, and the challenges faced by communities there. He says we need...

Palestinian student seeks funding to pursue his engineering dreams

Mohamad Hamdan, a 23-year-old Palestinian living in Beirut, Lebanon, has been accepted to study his master’s in engineering at the Grenoble Institute of Technology...

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...

Powerful plea sent to Radiohead over Israel concert

A petition and video have emerged online asking British rock band Radiohead to cancel its concert tour to Israel. The Change.org petition, started by the...

Five must-reads on the daily struggles in Palestine

A lot of the stories coming out of Palestine seem to be historical accounts of the conflict without an in-depth look at the people...

Give resistance wings: opposing the whitewashing of Israel’s racism and anti-blackness

International Israeli Apartheid Week is once again upon us, and civil society organisations around the world are displaying solidarity with the Palestinian people, who...

Judaism and Zionism: What is the difference?

A central point of contention during #IsraeliApartheidWeek is the allegation that being anti-Zionist means one is necessarily anti-Semitic. While there are no...

WATCH: South African apartheid vs Israeli apartheid

Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 is taking place from 5-11 March this year, and as always, it's sure to be lit. That's mostly because people...

From Latin America to South Africa: it’s time for effective solidarity...

As the world gears up for Israeli Apartheid Week 2017, Pedro Ferraracio Charbel says that Israel continues to enact violence in Latin America, and...

Palestinian Authority denies Maimane planned to visit

The Palestinian embassy in South Africa has refuted the claim by opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), that its leader, Mmusi Maimane had planned trip...

Dear Mmusi Maimane, here is what you need to know about...

The conflict in the middle east goes back decades. Is it religion, or land, or colonialism that started all this? And why is no end...

Maimane on ‘fascinating’ trip to Israel while ambassador punts on SA...

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane is currently on a low-key visit to Israel, going against presidential orders discouraging travel to Israel. Excellent @IsraeliPM-@MmusiMaimane meeting...
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