Iqbal Jassat

Chief Justice faces backlash as demands for his axing grows

By Iqbal Jassat South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogeong Mogeong has come under intense fire for publically expressing his love for Israel. His pro-Israeli comments on an online platform hosted by the Jerusalem Post have come under severe attack from numerous human rights organizations, legal minds as well as the governing party,[…]

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Failed Turkish coup opens Pandora Box

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat Having spent a few days in Istanbul less than two months ago, the notion of a military coup to impose regime change in Turkey didn’t occur to me at all. That it didn’t even feature as a topic of discussion at an international media event on Palestine[…]

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SA activist honoured at global Palestine conference

One of South Africa’s most critical voices against Zionism was lauded by the Palestinian solidarity community at the Palestine Media Forum in Istanbul on Wednesday. Iqbal Jassat, one of the founder members of the Johannesburg-based advocacy group, Media Review Network (MRN), was presented with an honorary award by for his[…]

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Gaza: Repositioning global dynamics

OPINION by  Iqbal Jassat- As the sounds of Israel’s destructive war machinery and armored tanks receded in a cloud of dust following the mayhem and massacres committed by its troops during relentless bombings, Gaza faces a daunting task of rebuilding lives and institutions. Operation Protective Edge, a deceptive military campaign[…]

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