Tag: Palestine

Middle East visit should improve SA-Israel relations — Dudley

African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MP Cheryllyn Dudley says she is hopeful that a recent week-long visit to Israel and Palestine by a Parliamentary group will contribute towards a constructive shift in relations between the South African Government and Israel. She commended the predominantly anti-Israel ANC committee members for withholding […]

Netanyahu: We will build in Jerusalem

Originally published in Charisma News Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday his government would press ahead with expanding Jewish settlements around Jerusalem despite Western criticism of its plan to build 6,000 more homes in territory Palestinians seek for a state. In addition to several thousand housing units approved […]

Palestinians win upgraded UN status by wide margin

Originally published in BBC News The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to recognise Palestine as a non-member observer state – a move strongly opposed by Israel and the US. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said this was the “last chance to save the two-state solution” with Israel. Israel’s envoy to […]

Israeli airstrike kills Hamas militant chief

Originally published in Charisma News An Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the military wing of Gaza’s Hamas rulers Wednesday, Hamas officials and Israel confirmed, in a dramatic resumption of Israel’s policy of assassinating Palestinian militant leaders. Ahmed Jabari was the most senior Hamas official to be killed since an […]

Peaceful protests in Pretoria, Cape Town over government’s Israel labelling plans

Political, church and pro-Israeli groups joined in peaceful protest marches in Pretoria on Thursday (June 28) and Cape Town on Friday (June 29) to oppose the proposal by Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, to label goods originating from Israel as made in “Occupied Palestinian Territories”. In Pretoria several […]

ACDP demos over plan to label products as from “Occupied Palestinian Territories”

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) will participate in public protests in Pretoria (Thursday, June 28) and Cape Town (Friday, June 29) to oppose the proposal by Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, to label goods originating from Israel as “Made in “Occupied Palestinian Territories”, ACDP president Rev Kenneth […]

Abbas: Decision on UN bid will take weeks, not months

By Reuters — originally published in Jerusalem Post Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he expected the Security Council to finish debating his nation’s application for full UN membership within weeks, not months. His comments came as reaction to speculations that the Security Council could potentially sit on […]