Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: Tutu boosts Murdoch-battered BDS campaign in Sydney

Electronic Intifada, 5th July 2011

At a small ceremony on 7 June in Marrickville, a Sydney suburb, local mayor Fiona Byrne was presented with a letter of support from the South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. “I want to pay my respects to you and your fellow councillors in Marrickville for taking a stand to isolate the Israeli state,” Tutu wrote. “We in South Africa, who both suffered apartheid and defeated it, have the moral right and responsibility to name and shame institutionalized separation, exclusion and domination by one ethnic group over others. [With] my own eyes I have seen how the Palestinians are oppressed, dispossessed and exiled.”

Read the full article here.

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