India may end support to Palestine in UN

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    Delhi’s stance to factor in ties with Tel Aviv

    In what could amount to a tectonic shift in the country’s foreign policy, the Modi government is looking at altering India’s supporting vote for the Palestinian cause at the United Nations to one of abstention.

    Two sources within the government confirmed to The Hindu that the change, which will be a fundamental departure from India’s support to the cause of a Palestinian state, was under consideration.

    “Like other foreign policy issues, the Modi government is looking at India’s voting record at the United Nations on the Palestinian issue,” a government source told The Hindu. The change only needs an administrative nod, the second source said.

    Despite the growing defence and diplomatic ties with Israel, the UPA government, which junked traditional ally Iran to vote with the United States at the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2005, had baulked at making any change in India’s support to the Palestinians.

    Even former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee’s government, which invited Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to India in 2003, did not amend India’s voting record at the U.N.

    India’s stance at the U.N. has been an irritant in Indo-Israeli relations, with Tel Aviv frustrated that close bonds had not resulted in any change in the stance on Palestine.

    A senior Israeli interlocutor told a visiting Indian External Affairs Minister some time ago that New Delhi treated Tel Aviv like a “mistress” – by keeping the bilateral relationship away from the public gaze. This re-examination of India’s voting stance will come as sweet music to Israeli ears just as it will raise concerns in West Asian capitals about the future course of Indian foreign policy.

    Keywords: India-Palestine ties, India's foreign policy, India-Israel ties


    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-may-end-support-to-palestine-at-un/article6713364.ece
     
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  3. desicanuk

    desicanuk Regular Member

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    Its about time.We should never shy away from standing by our all weather friend.Israel is that friend.Unequivocal support for Israel.Most Arab nations are not our friends as much as we like to pretend.Time to engage in some realpolitik.
     
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    Sameet Pattnaik Regular Member

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    Good they dont deserve either a failed and jihadi government who kills its own population by human shield or suicide blast must be spat on ! down with arabs of real occupied land ! and yes to rightful owner israel !
     
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    Our own people will be up in arms. The govt will have to withstand a lot of pressure.
     
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    Our dependence on Arab Oil is decreasing or what?
     
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    sydsnyper Senior Member Senior Member

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    A step long overdue. Need to stop pampering an over-pampered kid.
     
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    After six decades of supporting Palestine and having second largest Muslim population
    India was never made a gcc member.
     
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    Voldemort Senior Member Senior Member

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    GCC is only for Arab states. No?
     
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    Pakistan is a member they have a free trade agreement in discussions.
     
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    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Nah not going to happen

    And most GGC members have relation with Israel (close and open) relations both
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Sunni Arabs would support Israel against Shia Iran. :tea:
     
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    I thinks u know the diff between Worker&Beggar.If locals(arabs) are qualified/willing to do work 'do these muslim countries allow kafirs in their lands'.So this is mutual interest. If they don't want them it is their loss,they will fled to any civilized country.
     
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    Israel has found some oil also ...
     
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    Long overdue. Kudos to #ModiSarkar for showing guts for calling spade a spade.
     
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    Yes, Israel is your friend but they don't need your support in UN since they got US protection there. They won't pay for some extra help.

    They may not be your friend. But it is harmless to you by not pissing them off.
     
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    EU the civilized world is going to recognize a Palestinian statehood. Most recently Sweden took the crucial step. Flee where? Israel :eek: ask yr Israeli buddy to accomodate the 6mil? BTW there're 10+k Chinese working in Israel already. Israel offered Chinese victims (workers) in terror attacks the same compensation as their nationals, very generous isn't it?
     

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