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AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) members and leaders should not travel to Israel as the party is in solidarity with the people of Palestine, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.

"(We are) joining the call for (a) cultural, academic and education boycott of Israel, including travel bans for members and leaders of the ANC, the alliance, members of Cabinet, Members of Parliament and government officials," Mr Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.

"Companies that do business in the occupied territory, such as Cape Gate, G4Security and Caterpillar, must not be allowed to do busin

September 23, 2014
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UEFA president Michel Platini is facing pressure to exclude the Israeli bid to host UEFA European Championship 2020 games ahead of the September 19 decision on which 12 cities the tournament will be held across.

Palestinian football teams and NGOs have written to Platini arguing that holding the UEFA 2020 games in Jerusalem would be tantamount to “r

September 10, 2014
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Privileged Speech
Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello

This speech was delivered Sept 1, 2014, at the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines. The subject of the speech will be the subject of a future hearing in the appropriate congressional committees.
Promote Peace and Justice in Palestine, Scrap US$20M military deal with Israeli company Elbit System

Akbayan today protests an arms deal between the Philippine government Israeli military company Elbit Systems.

September 1, 2014
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Do not profit from Israel’s military aggressions against the Palestinian people

With strong disappointment we have read the news about the announced delivery of 28 Israeli upgraded APCs (armored personnel carriers) to the Philippines’ army.

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President Jacob Zuma met representatives of civil society, trade unions, and the ANC Youth League to discuss support for Palestine, lobby group Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) SA said on Thursday.

“The 90 minute meeting on Palestine was convened in response to growing protests by South African civil society across the country including a recent 9th August 150 000 person strong protest march in Cape Town,” BDS SA's Muhammed Desai said in a statement.

“In the meeting with the president we expressed what the hundreds of thousands of South Africans want our government to do in support o

August 20, 2014
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BNC Statement

Palestinians Express Deep Solidarity with U.S. Minorities’ Struggle for Justice, Equality and Dignity

 "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Occupied Palestine, 20 August 2014 -- On behalf of Palestinians everywhere, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) expresses its deep solidarity with the African American community of Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer on August 9th.

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A group of high-profile political figures predominantly from Central America, South America and the Caribbean — including Bolivian President Evo Morales, US authorAlice Walker, deposed Honduran President Manue

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- Spain announces "provisional" suspension of military exports to Israel and Evo Morales backs BDS
- Pressure grows for military embargo and sanctions

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Hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets today to demand boycotts and sanctions against Israel as part of an international day of rage initiated by organisations in Gaza.

As Israel recalls its reserves and threatens to re-intensify its assault on Gaza that has so far killed more tha

BNC Statement

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Aftermath of Israeli airstrike on Palestinian home in Gaza.

Gaza Calling: All out on Saturday 9 August Day of Rage

Join the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Movement today.

Analysis

As Israel’s primary patron of economic, military and diplomatic support, the United States has a duty and the capacity to help resolve the Palestinian-Israel conflict. It should either comply with its domestic laws and cease military aid to Israel or simply step aside and allow international mechanisms to function without obstruction.

Ending aid will either restrain Israel and facilitate a political resolution or encourage a backlash that induces the global community to intervene.
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