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Praise for South African Jewish teens’ Israeli anthem protest

Praise has been pouring in for two Grade 9 students at a Cape Town-based Jewish day school, who protested the Israeli national anthem last week by going down on one knee when it was sung at a school function. The students, who attend Herzlia school and themselves are Jewish, believed that the gesture – first introduced in 2016 by American football player, Colin Kaepernick, to draw attention to police brutality and racial inequality in the United States was an appropriate form of protest against Israel’s half-century occupation of Palestine and the Israeli government’s repressive policies against the Palestinian people. “If we stand for the national anthem of Israel, we are not only...

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