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News article: A diplomatic conversation on the Hamas-Israeli conflict – The positions of Iran and South Africa on the future of Palestine

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the defining security-political phenomenon in the Middle East for over seven decades. While several United Nations Resolutions have granted Statehood to Palestine, its implementation strategy has not been operationalised. In 1947, the United Nations adopted Resolution 181, which sought to divide the British Mandate of Palestine into Arab and Jewish… View Article

Event: Diplomatic conversation: Hamas-Israeli conflict – The positions of Iran and South Africa on the future of Palestine

What are some of the geopolitical impacts of the Hamas-Israel conflict on Africa? What role should Iran, as a member of BRICS+, play in resolving the conflict? This diplomatic conversation attempts to put into context the geopolitical impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its implications for peace and security in Africa. Panellists would also seek… View Article

News article: Palestine and the ICC

The question of Palestinian membership in the International Criminal Court has become a battleground in the Israel-Palestine conflict. For months the Palestinian Authority has been threatening to join the ICC. Israel and its Western allies are vigorously opposed to this and have threatened to withdraw financial aid from the PA if it pursues membership. The… View Article

News article: Israel, Palestine and the “A”: word

John Kerry, Israel and ‘apartheid,’ World May 3 Tony Burman is right. Israel’s oldest newspaper, Haaretz, had an ad signed by 129 prominent Israelis who agreed with John Kerry’s apartheid remarks. Given Israel’s relentless settlement building policies and indifference to the Palestinian plights, it will be unfeasible to contain the status quo. Millions of frustrated… View Article

Event: International Conference: Re-Envisioning Israel/Palestine

Hosted by : The Middle East Project, Democracy and Governance programme, HSRC Start : 12 June 2009 End : 14 June 2009 Location : Cape Town, South Africa   Vision and mission   This conference responds to the dangerous stagnation of the Middle East ‘peace process’ and its consequences in continuing violence, radicalisation of regional… View Article

News article: GIPCA hosts panel on Palestine, Israel and SA

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) hosts a panel discussion on “Palestine, Israel and South Africa” on 10 March, 17:30. This is part of its on-going Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series. This free public lecture will take place at Hiddingh Hall, University of Cape Town (UCT) Hiddingh Campus, Orange Street, Cape… View Article

Event: Putting the Palestinian house in order: towards inter-Palestinian reconciliation

Presenter: Professor Mia Swart, Democracy Governance and Service Delivery, Human Sciences Research CouncilRespondent: Na’eem Jeenah, Director of the Afro Middle East Centre (AMEC) Date: 16 October 2018                      Time: 12:30 – 14:00  Venues: Pretoria, Durban, PE and Cape Town There has long been a lack of political will on the part of the leaders of Fatah and… View Article