Palestine

Growing calls for South Africa to recall ambassador to Israel

The South African government should recall the country's ambassador to Tel Aviv in a move that would demonstrate to Israel that it cannot bully African...

South African activist Leigh-Ann Naidoo among captured on Women’s Boat to...

Israeli forces have intercepted the Freedom Flotilla Women's Boat to Gaza, with South African academic, activist and beach volleyball Olympian Leigh-Ann Naidoo sending out...

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...

This is a call for solidarity from South Africa to Palestine

Leigh-Ann Naidoo, who is the South African delegate on the Women's Boat to Gaza, asked her father to reflect on his 41-day hunger strike...

Are comparisons of South African apartheid and Israel useful?

JON SOSKE and SEAN JACOBS reflect on the utility of comparisons between Israel and apartheid South Africa.  The South African Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee has...

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...

“I am a Palestinian and I think we can learn a...

RAWAN DAMEN is a Palestinian documentary filmmaker and senior producer at Al Jazeera. She is also the creator of Al Jazeera’s award-winning Palestine Remix...

30 things you need to know about the Palestine-Israel conflict

There is no shortage of debate around the semantics of the Palestine-Israel conflict. SELIN KARA, a British-born human rights activist, put together...

#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...

The conflict in Palestine is a matter of colonial settlement

Israeli Apartheid Week is underway and the argument of whether Israel is an apartheid state or not is a hot topic. TOKELO NHLAPO, a...

How Zionists are trying to crush BDS efforts on US campuses

Nearly 70 years after the founding of the Israeli state and subsequent attempts to erase the Palestinian people from their native homeland, resistance to...

Why the Palestine solidarity movement in South Africa has to evolve...

The Palestinian struggle has captured the imagination of black South Africans since the 1970s, but of late the movement has been gripped by a...

Four lessons from South Africa’s boycott movement for Palestine

Moral force and international pressure have been described by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as two struggles which parallel the South African and Palestinian case...

Gazan university students on the one thing they want the world...

THE DAILY VOX spoke to students at Al-Azhar university in Gaza City about their hopes for the future and how the Israeli blockade affects...

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...

“Essa’s Writing [On BDS] Is Not An Oxymoron, Just Moronic”

Editor's note: Because we don't ban t-shirts in our own club, we are publishing a response to Azad Essa's column "Like active virgins, BDS-SA's...

The Gaza blockade in numbers: eight years under siege

Tomorrow, South Africa commemorates Youth Day. But 16 June also marks eight years since Israel’s tightening of blockades on Gaza. Crippling land, sea and...

Special Editorial: We Aren’t Shy To Take A Position On Palestine

Executive editor AZAD ESSA explains why this conflict should matter to South Africans. When we started The Daily Vox, we wanted...
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