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Sep 4, 2021, 7:44 PM
A Pakistani fan’s review of Israeli series Fauda
I know I am too late to join this party but better late than never as what counts is that now I am here in the league of fans of Israel’s biggest television export in recent times that is...
Jun 8, 2021, 12:20 PM
A Pakistani journalist condemns Pakistan’s fresh episode of antisemitism
As I write this piece, Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is already under fiery criticism for his disturbing resort to anti-Semitic slurs such as “deep-pockets” and a “control” on media during a CNN interview as part of the...
May 24, 2021, 4:18 AM
Anti-Israel sentiment unites Pakistan’s left-right
Since the inception of Pakistan as an independent nation-state, it has been a staunch supporter of an independent Palestinian state and through such strong advocacy of this cause, it has also shown a degree of resoluteness in its non-recognition...
Dec 10, 2020, 2:18 AM
A Pakistani wishes Happy Hanukkah to Jewish world
Unfortunately, in my part of the world, it is being considered almost a religious obligation to hate and simultaneously blame and lambaste the God’s chosen people and their only state in the world, but I instead take pride in...
Jul 22, 2017, 7:40 PM
Russo-Turkish relations vacillating between regional vying and mutual cooperation
The acrimony between Turkey and Russia over the November,2015 downing of a Russian Su-24 over Turkey is all but obliterated as Turkish president Erdogan met “his friend” Putin in August 2016 ,in the latter's home town of St. Petersburg...
Jul 21, 2017, 1:37 AM
A Pakistani’s love letter to Israeli pop music and cinema
Despite the fact that my country Pakistan doesn’t have any sort of diplomatic relations with Israel and despite the ubiquitous antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiments in my country, I have triumphantly mustered up enough courage to articulate my love for...
Sarmad Iqbal is a Journalist who covers a diverse range of global issues. He can be reached at his Twitter account @sarmadiqbal7 .