Yet again the regressive elements of our society are trying to shut down a perfectly legitimate debate. Yet again these regressive forces aim to completely debar certain opinions. One cannot fault chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng for entering into an open discussion via webinar with the chief rabbi of SA, Warren Goldstein.

Inevitably the Palestinian issue would come up, and the chief justice responded with sagacity and impartiality, saying that he was pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli while lamenting that the government of SA had adopted lopsided attitudes to the Israel-Palestinian issue and that it would have much more influence if it adopted a more balanced approach...

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