Human Rights

Call for SA Jews to flee to Israel must be condemned

The Cape Times this morning (6 November 2013) carried a front page article with the headlines Call for SA Jews to Flee for Israel. Former Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister and former Deputy Prime Minister, Avigdor Lieberman [...]


FILM SCREENING: THE VILLAGE UNDER THE FOREST 16 November 2013 // 19:00 20:00 // UCT Upper Campus, Humanities Graduate School Lecture Theatre 1 Ÿ The rocks that one sees in South Africa Forest, located in contemporary [...]

Israel plans to build new settlement in Hebron

According to the Israeli movement, Peace Now, Israel is planning to build a second settlement at a house in Hebron, in the Israeli-Occupied West Bank. The Israeli High Court will soon deliver a judgement on whether [...]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Endorses Our Campaign!

Yesterday, we received a letter from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu endorsing our Campaign To End Trade with Israels Illegal Settlements. Archbishop Tutu played an integral role in the anti-apartheid movement. In his letter he says that [...]

EU states confirm support for labelling of settlement goods.

Holland has been in the news recently as opposing a ban on trade in Israeli settlement goods. The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, wrote a letter to the President of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, [...]

Remi Kanazi Performs in Khayelitsha

On 24 September 2013, Remi Kanazi, a world-renowned Palestinian-American performance poet, gave a performance of his poetry in Khayelitsha in Cape Town. Kanazi’s poetry covers a range of topics, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Islamophobia and imperialism. [...]

Legendary Cartoonist Zapiro Endorses Us!

Legendary South African cartoonist Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) sent us a letter yesterday endorsing our work. Zapiro has previously supported our work directly and also through his cartoons. You can read his letter Open Shuhada support letter [...]

Anti-apartheid struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada endorses our work!

Earlier this month, we received a touching letter from Mr Ahmed Kathrada an anti-apartheid struggle icon saying that he endorses our campaign to get the South African government to end trade with the illegal [...]

Israels Harsh Logic in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

On Monday 19 August 2013, Open Shuhada Street hosted a talk with Yehuda Shaul from Breaking the Silence about their latest book Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories: 2000 – 2010. [...]

OSS Statement on BDS SA Chanting Shoot the Jew

29 August 2013 Open Shuhada Street Statement on BDS South African chanting of shoot the Jew Media reports about the BDS South Africa protest at Wits University against the Daniel Zamir concert on 28 August 2013 [...]