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Civil society organisations including the South African Council of Churches, Congress of South African Trade Unions, Kairos Southern Africa, Open Shuhada Street, Media Review Network and BDS South Africa, welcome news of the African National Congress (ANC) Policy Conference's firmer position on Palestine and ANC delegates' proposed policy for a boycott of Israeli products.

Member of the ANC's International Relations Commission (and special adviser to President Jacob Zuma) Lindiwe Zulu, reported at a Policy Conference media briefing that: "[T]he ANC would continue to support Palestine and [has

July 1, 2012
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BDS National Committee to participate in South Africa session of Russell Tribunal on Palestine - Cape Town, 5-7 November 2011

Live webcast begins 8am local time Saturday 5 November : http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.http://www.

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COSATU fully endorses the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) calls for a mandatory comprehensive arms embargo against Israel similar to that imposed against apartheid South Africa.

While solidarity with the Arab Spring for freedom, democracy and social justice is spreading around the world, many states and corporations continue their business-as-usual arms trade and military cooperation with Israel, despite its resort to massive violence against and killing of Palestinian and other Arab civilians, including school children and peaceful activists, and in spi

July 8, 2011
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At a small ceremony on 7 June in Marrickville, a Sydney suburb, local mayor Fiona Byrne was presented with a letter of support from the South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

“I want to pay my respects to you and your fellow councillors in Marrickville for taking a stand to isolate the Israeli state,” Tutu wrote. “We in South Africa, who both suffered apartheid and defeated it, have the moral right and responsibility to name and shame institutionalized separation, exclusion and domination by one ethnic group over others.

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PRESS RELEASE

SA MEDIA WATCHDOG RULING:

SABC does not have to apologise -
Israel can be called an “apartheid” state

05 July 2011

This afternoon, in a bold ruling defending the right to freedom of expression and
political speech, the South African media watchdog, the Advertising
Standards Authority (ASA
), unequivocally dismissed all complaints relating
to a radio advert on 5fm that called for the boycott of Israel and compared
Israel to Apartheid South Africa.

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Feb

In the News

PRESS RELEASE

SA MEDIA WATCHDOG RULING:

SABC does not have to apologise -
Israel can be called an “apartheid” state

05 July 2011

This afternoon, in a bold ruling defending the right to freedom of expression and
political speech, the South African media watchdog, the Advertising
Standards Authority (ASA
), unequivocally dismissed all complaints relating
to a radio advert on 5fm that called for the boycott of Israel and compared
Israel to Apartheid South Africa.

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Feb

Analysis

On April 19, the same day that Marrickville Council met to reconsider its vote in support of the Palestinian-initiated boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian human rights and against Israel, the Socialist Party of Australia issued a statement opposing the BDS campaign.

The statement, posted on the web site of Stephen Jolly, one of two Socialist Party councillors elected to the Yarra City Council in Melbourne, said “The “Socialist Party has been asked by a number of groups and individuals if our Councillors ... would consider supporting the campaign”.

BNC Statement

An Open Letter

Dear Mark "Barney" Greenway, Shane Embury, Danny Herrera, & Mitch Harris of Napalm Death

We are Palestinian students and youth based in Gaza, among 1.5 million in a tiny Strip of land the size of Britain’s Isle of white, surrounded and kept captive in a medieval siege by the Israeli Occupation Forces, the fourth most powerful army in the world.

BNC Statement

An Open Letter

Dear Mark "Barney" Greenway, Shane Embury, Danny Herrera, & Mitch Harris of Napalm Death

We are Palestinian students and youth based in Gaza, among 1.5 million in a tiny Strip of land the size of Britain’s Isle of white, surrounded and kept captive in a medieval siege by the Israeli Occupation Forces, the fourth most powerful army in the world.

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Lining up in the forecourt of the retail store in Cape Town's up-market Kloof Street on Saturday, human rights activists called a boycott of the business outlet.

They held up placards and sang.

June 13, 2011
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