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08 March 2016
Dear Friends and Comrades,
 
ISRAELI GROUP CALLS ON SA JEWS TO SUPPORT IAW
A group of Jewish Israelis have urged South Africans in general and members of the South African Jewish community in particular to participate in this year’s #IsraeliApartheidWeek campaign. Click here to read the Israeli letter.
 
THE GRAND  MUFTI OF JERUSALEM'S OPEN LETTER ON IAW
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem has written an open letter to South African muslims and clergy to participate in #IsraeliApartheidWeek. Click here to read the letter.
 
TV NEWS: IAW NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON ON IAW
This morning Alex Mdakane, the #IsraeliApartheidWeek National Spokesperson spoke to Natasha Thorp on SABC NEWS about #IsraeliApartheidWeek. Click here to watch on YouTube.
 
 
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SUPPORT FOR ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK ACROSS RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC LINES
#IsraeliApartheidWeek (IAW) kicked off with an interfaith press conference at Freedom Park in Pretoria with speakers from the Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Tamil and Muslim communities. Click here for the press statement from the IAW press conference.
 
IAW is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, cultural performances, music shows, films and workshops) that raises awareness of Israel's apartheid policies, violations of international law and human rights abuses toward the indigenous Palestinian people. It is endorsed in South Africa by over 85 organizations including our ruling party and takes place in over 250 cities across the world. Click here more info and the full schedule of events.
 
PALESTINIAN CHURCHES URGE SA CHRISTIANS TO SUPPORT ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK
 
Writing from the Holy Town of Bethlehem, the Palestinian Christian organization Kairos Palestine, has called on South African Churches to participate and support this year's #IsraeliApartheidWeek. Click here to read the letter to South African Churches and Christian Community.
 
 
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