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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 [...]

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 [...]

Nobel Laureates Sign Petition to Stop Destruction of Villages in southern Hebron

A recent petition by Israeli author, David Grossman, has garnered support from other literary superstars such as JM Coetzee. The aim of the petition is to get the Israeli government to stop the Netanyahu government from [...]

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. [...]

Israeli weapons, money and the peace process: the link?

A new documentary entitled, The Lab, by director Yotam Feldman exposes the Occupation as more than just a military situation it is an opportunity for Israel to practice military strategies, tactics and techniques and test out [...]

Brutality is in my veins

This short but nonetheless insightful interview with Noam Chayut, the author of The Girl Who Stole My Holocaust, reveals the uglier face of Israeli Occupation of Palestinians Territories. Chayut talks about his experiences in the Israeli Defence [...]