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

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution