The South African Chief Justice Who Praised Israel and Sparked the Ire of His Own Government

Last week, Mogoeng Mogoeng, the chief justice of South Africa’s Constitutional Court and the head of its judicial system, participated in an online seminar with the country’s chief rabbi. A devout Christian, Mogoeng expressed his love for Israelis and Palestinians alike, and went on to criticize South Africa’s pro-Palestinian policies, arguing that the country could instead adopt a more neutral stance and use its experiences to help bring peace. Yet these seemingly inoffensive words earned the official condemnation of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC). The editors of the Jerusalem Post write:

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More about: BDS, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, South Africa

How Israel Can Stand Up to a Belligerent Turkey

Sept. 25 2020

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has become increasingly authoritarian, Islamist, and hostile toward Israel and the West more generally. The Turkish government has also indicated that it aspires to alter its maritime border with Greece, and even its border with Syria. Analyzing these changes, and what they term the country’s “bellicose foreign policy,” Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman, and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examine the implications for Israel, and how the Jewish state might best respond:

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More about: Israeli Security, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, U.S. Foreign policy