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Press release visit of palestinian parties of Isarael

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The Media Review Network welcomes a group of prominent Palestinian politicians and senior academics who are in Gauteng to study South Africa’s transition to democracy.

The 12-person delegation includes representatives of all the Arab political parties of Israel, including 3 secretaries general and other senior party activists, as well as 3 leading Palestinian academics from Israeli universities. The Arab parties represent Palestinians who live in Israel as citizens but experience systematic discrimination as non-Jews in a Jewish state. The delegation has come to learn about South African apartheid and the ANC struggle, seeking insight into their own experience of discrimination in Israel and new ideas for resisting it.

During their two-week programme, they will have talks from senior ANC and other political veterans and will tour key sites of struggle like Constitution Hill and Soweto.

Members of the delegation represent a political spectrum and have varying views on the Palestinian–Israeli conflict. All are experts on discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel and can discuss problems regarding housing, services, jobs, education, and health care.

They are available to share their views with South Africans who may be interested in Middle Eastern Affairs via radio and / or television appearances. Interested persons should contact Orna Kohn at 012 370 7000 (Velmore Hotel: Room 22)

** Issued By:

Ibrahim Vawda
Senior Researcher
Media Review Network
012 374 6987

(Media Review Network is an advocacy group based in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa)