Category: General News

Israel Apartheid week is upon us once again (and set to commence next week 10 March), the BDS movement (boycott, disinvestment and sanctions) has launched a feeding frenzy of invective against Israel. The campaign includes, not for the first time, some of the most appalling statements that have been made in the BDS public assertions…

Following the Solidarity Conference held in parliament on 6 February 2014, in support of the people of Palestine, Cuba and Western Sahara, the Zionist Federation has expressed its outrage at the clear tone and intent of the conference’s participants to demonise Israel. According to the Zionist Federation (Cape Council), failure by this Conference to invite…

As the global threat of cyber-attacks grows exponentially, so do companies that develop software to fight them off. Some of the world’s oldest and best-trusted players are headquartered in Israel (beginning with Check Point Technologies, founded in 1993), or have R&D operations here. IBM now plans to open a cyber-security software lab in Israel. In…

Why are Christians not outraged?

While Christians are being ‘ethnically cleansed’ and eliminated throughout the Middle East, with one exception, Israel, why do the Churches look the other way?  While on our own continent Christians are being murdered and massacred every Sunday in or near Churches in Nigeria, in Eastern Congo, in Uganda and in Kenya, where are the Christian…

When Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the rostrum of the UN General Assembly annual meeting, in his first public address in front of the world body, he was the consummate ice-breaker. Having replaced the abrasive and holocaust denying Ahmedinejad, he admitted that the Nazi crimes were ‘reprehensible’. He portrayed himself as a ‘centrist cleric’ and…

Syria returns a favour to Iraq

Even before the ink has dried on the Russian American deal to remove and destroy all of Syria’s massive hoard of Chemical weapons, rumours as reported on Sunday in the Lebanese daily, Al-Mustaqbal, are swirling that Syria has moved 20 large trucks containing Chemical weapons across their border into neighbouring Iraq. The same newspaper claimed…

When Helen Suzman visited Mandela on Robben Island, state security officials warned her about associating with ‘opponents’ of South Africa but she persisted and managed to improve conditions on the island. Mandela thought it was an odd and wonderful sight to see this “courageous woman peering into our cells and strolling around our courtyard. She…