Overwhelming majority vote for Palestinian flag at UN HQ

UN General Assembly has passed a Palestinian resolution to allow its flag fly in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York, angering Israel and giving hope to Palestinians seeking to gain full UN membership.

The resolution stated that … Read the rest

Israel appoints ‘irresponsible’ UN envoy

The appointment by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of one of his most hawkish and outspoken rivals as Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations has prompted widespread consternation. As one analyst noted, Danny Danon’s appointment is a “cruel joke” … Read the rest

Israel approves plan to build 1 000 settler homes in E. Jerusalem

The Israeli government has approved plans to build over 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem. It will expand two existing Israeli settlements on part of the territories seized in 1967.

An official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office declined … Read the rest

Israel no ‘oasis of human rights and equality’

by Salomé Oosthuizen, Helderkruin, Johannesburg

The letter below was sent to Business Day newspaper in response to a letter to the same newspaper written by a Ms. Shapiro of Glenhazel, Johannesburg about Israel. In her letter she says, inter alia, … Read the rest