Pieter du Toit: Israelis are done with the Palestinians, and in Tel Aviv life goes on

2020-01-29 19:11

The "peace plan" for Israel and Palestine seems to be a logical conclusion for the former's seeming indifference to the future of the West Bank and Gaza, writes Pieter du Toit. The contrast between the charmed life people lead in Tel Aviv, and what happens in the border country, is stark.


2018-06-20 11:30

TV personality Shashi Naidoo has been dropped by yet another sponsor.

SA’s heroines must speak for Palestine

2017-08-13 06:07

Women who were detainees of the apartheid regime would more deeply understand a Palestinian woman political prisoner’s position, writes Janet Smith.

Fasting for Palestine: activists eschew food in solidarity

Activists fasting in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners gathered to break their fast at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Monday evening.

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Israel-held journalist ends 94-day hunger strike

2016-02-26 16:13

A Palestinian journalist held by Israel without trial, Mohammed al-Qiq, has agreed to end his 94-day hunger strike.

Israel to return bodies of 23 Palestinian attackers

2016-01-01 22:28

Israel is set to hand over the bodies of 23 Palestinians killed during recent attacks on Israelis, the army says.

Kerry 'cautiously optimistic' after talks with Netanyahu

2015-10-22 15:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed "cautious optimism" following talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Palestinians no longer bound by Oslo agreement - Abbas

2015-10-01 16:24

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says that the Palestinians are no longer bound by the 1993 Oslo interim peace accords with Israel.

Carter urges Palestinian elections

2015-05-03 07:20

Former US president Jimmy Carter has urged Palestinians to hold elections to end the division of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Pig-head protest misguided, says ANC

2014-11-02 11:30

The ANC has expressed concern at the action by Cosas members who placed a pig’s head in the meat section of a Woolworths store in protest against trade relations with Israel.


Donald Trump's Middle East 'peace plan' was immediately rejected by Palestine. Critics said it's a PR stunt for Netanyahu ahead of an election.

2020-01-29 15:06

Critics of Trump's plan view it as little more than a publicity stunt for the embattled Israeli prime minister, which makes lasting peace harder.

Human rights: ANC’s focus not solely on Israel

2018-02-28 07:28

Claims in finweek that the ANC’s position on Israel has been “captured” by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement are false, writes one delegate who attended the party’s conference last year.

Palestine youth meet with local pupils

2017-08-01 14:03

Young Palestinians on a tour in the city on Monday told the pupils of the Pietermaritzburg Nizamia Islamic School of how children from the Arabic country yearn for peace.

WATCH: Abbas of Palestine and Zuma meet in Cape Town

President Jacob Zuma held bilateral talks with President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine on Wednesday. The two discussed the way forward for Palestine and Israel.

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Hamas says Egypt has opened border crossing

2016-02-13 12:47

The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza says Egypt has opened its border with the territory for two days.

Palestinian anger after man shot dead

2015-12-28 18:39

Palestinians in Gaza and on social media have expressed outrage over the death of a naked man who was shot as he crossed from the Gaza Strip into Egypt.

Israel rejects call for international presence

2015-10-16 20:48

Israel has rejected Palestinian calls for a protection force to be deployed in east Jerusalem to quell violence around the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque.

Protesters anything but happy with Pharrell Williams, Woolworths

2015-09-21 21:17

Hundreds of protesters waved Palestinian flags near the entrance of GrandWest Casino in Cape Town ahead of a Pharrell Williams concert.

Court bans Woolworths protests

2014-11-25 16:45

Pro-Palestine activists have been banned from protesting in Woolworths stores, the High Court in Johannesburg has ruled.

The Muslim world is in crisis

2014-08-25 12:33

With the conflict between Israel and Palestine trending on everyone's Facebook news feed, a Muslim woman wonders what reactions to international affairs say about her people.

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