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Agonising over the Past, Ignoring the Present
Atoning for slavery of yesterday, what of slavery today?
By David E. Kaplan
If past slavery was “inexcusable” – as guilty banks and companies today are admitting – what of present slavery? There are currently 167 countries that still practice slavery, affecting approximately 46 million people of which almost three quarters are women and girls.
No Safe Space for Jew Hate!
By Rolene Marks
Sometimes the loudest protests – are silent. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world participated in the #nosafespaceforjewhate campaign to raise awareness and put an end to online antisemitism. Will Twitter and other social media outlets finally take action against online hate?
Christianity is Intertwined with Zionism
By Bafana Modise
Does Israel have pressing problems to resolve? Yes, it does. Does South Africa have major issues that demand resolution? Yes, it does. But this should not undermine either country’s existence or warrant their destruction argues the writer, a Christian activist and radio personality in support of his Chief Justice’s position on Israel.
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