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The Nakba: Israel’s Catastrophe

The Nakba: Israel’s Catastrophe By Vacy Vlazna 12 May, 2015 Countercurrents.org “By military force, the Jewish forces conquered 78% of Palestine in 1948 and depopulated 675 towns and villages, leaving only 15% of its Palestinian citizens under the rule of the Jewish forces. This area of Palestine was called Israel.” …

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World’s Richest 80 People Own Same Amount As World’s Bottom 50%

By Eric Zuesse 09 May, 2015 Countercurrents.org Oxfam’s recent report, “WEALTH: HAVING IT ALL AND WANTING MORE” contains shocking figures that the press haven’t sufficiently publicized; so, the findings and the reliability of their sources will be discussed here. The results will then be related to the central political debate now going …

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Israel-Palestine: Speeding Up The Countdown To Catastrophe

By Alan Hart 09 May, 2015 Countercurrents.org Naftali Bennett The man now calling the shots for Israel’s Palestine policy is not Prime Minister Netanyahu but Naftali Bennett, the leader of the Jewish Home party, who has declared and means that there are no circumstances in which he would ever agree …

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Tokyo Sexwale comes face to face with Israeli Apartheid

Cii News | 17 Rajab 1436/07 May 2015 Prominent former South African minister and businessman Tokyo Sexwale visited the Palestinian town of Hebron earlier on Wednesday where he was harassed by Israeli soldiers and settlers, according to media reports. Sexwale witnessed the multiple barriers set up by Israeli soldiers at …

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South African funded hospital attacked in Syria

Azhar Vadi | Cii News, Pic: File (Supplied)| 17 Rajab 1436/05 May 2015 The Al-Rahma hospital, funded by the South African NGO Gift of the Givers, nestled inside Syria just a few kilometres from the Turkish border in the town of Darkoush, has survived another attempt to destroy it. On …

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South Africa’s increasingly cosy relationship with coup Egypt

Is Sheikh Bassiouni a victim of South Africa’s increasingly cosy relationship with coup Egypt? Shoks Mnisi Mzolo – The past five months have been hellish for Sheikh Abdus Salaam Jad Bassiouni, a South African citizen who was detained on arrival in Egypt without trial in December. Bassiouni, a diabetic academic …

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South Africa: The Halal Kingdom

by Peter Shaw Smith Source: HalalFocus.net  Posted by: MV Media   Although it holds the world’s smallest percentage of Muslims, there are grounds for asserting that South Africa has a highly advanced halal certification programme. The Rainbow Nation is considered one of the five largest producers of halal products worldwide. …

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Death Toll Still Rising In Nepal

By W.A. Sunil 27 April, 2015 WSWS.org More than 3,700 people are dead and over 6,500 injured after a major earthquake struck Nepal just before noon on Saturday local time. The death toll is likely to rise sharply as more bodies are pulled from the rubble and rescue teams begin …

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