Why does India support an anti-India Palestine today while yesterday it used to shun a pro-India Israel?

India historically always diplomatically attacked Israel…

Palestine flag1. India was the only non-Muslim country from the Asia-Pacific region to vote against the creation of Israel in 1947 even though it had just won its Independence from the British.

2. Indira Gandhi openly wooed Palestine Liberation Organization leader even though many considered it a terrorist organization and shared excellent personal ties with PLO leader Yasser Arafat.

3. India refused to have anything to do with Israel till 1991. Even after 1991, while India benefited greatly from Israel in bilateral ties, it tried to keep everything behind the scenes, a sort of backdoor diplomacy. A Prime Minister of India officially visited India only in 2017.

Despite that Palestine always abuses India…

icon-2027661_6401. Palestinian Abdullah Yusuf Azzam was a co-founder of the dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba which has been involved with the 2001 Indian Parliament attack, the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the 2003 Nadimarg Massacre, the 2005 Delhi bombings, the 2006 Varanasi bombings, the 2006 Doda massacre and many many more.

2. In 2015, the then President Pranab Mukherjee had to cancel his visit to Al Quds University as Palestinian students protested him, got violent and there were also reported incidents of stone pelting.

3. Recently the Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan shared a stage with anti-Indian terrorist Hafiz Saeed, who was also one of the co-founders of the above mentioned LeT.

4. One of his predecessors had equated Palestine with Kashmir.

5. Pan Am air hostess Neerja Bhanot, who posthumously got the Ashok Chakra, was killed at the hands of hijackers and terrorists who were fighting for the Palestinian cause.

6. The West Bank is ruled by Hamas, a terrorist organization. Even the Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas did his PhD in Holocaust denial.

Despite everything Israel always helped India…

israel-2131247_6401. Israel always tried to have friendly relations with India.

2. Israel helped India with arms on the eve of the 1971 war.

3. Israel did the same during the 1999 Kargil war.

4. India has given great help to India in the fields of military, security and agriculture.

5. When Modi visited Israel in 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally greeted him when he arrived; he rarely does that, and spent the whole trip with him cancelling all other appointments.

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Why such a tremendous focus on Palestine and Kashmir only?

lama-1749360_640China brutally occupied Tibet in 1950 and since then has unleashed untold horrors on the Tibetans who by and large suffer in silence due to their policy of non-violence. The Dalai Lama and lakhs of other Tibetans had to flee to India.

Taiwan is also a virtually independent province and there is great tension with the mainland. Hong Kong also has a totally different character and tensions with mainland China is also are on the rise.

They talk of a Two China policy while talking about mainland China and Taiwan. But actually it is a Four China policy encompassing mainland China, Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong. Or call them the Disunited States of China.

Pakistan brutally occupied Baluchistan in 1948 and global media did not even bother to mention that in their news briefs and it is getting some little coverage only in the 2010s. There’s an intense war raging in North Waziristan, while there are Independence movements in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

apsmartyrs-pakistan-1097310_640Pakistan has also been steadily wiping out all its minorities: Hindus, Christians, Ahmadiyyas and now Shias. The Taliban has also been crushing all those to do not subscribe to their policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hindus are persecuted in Bangladesh too.

In West Asia, the Kurds and Yazidis are among the most persecuted communities as are Shias in Sunni dominated regions. In Africa, the civil wars between Muslims and Christians have been raging for decades now.

mural-539809_640While the Scotland independence movement has been peaceful, even England repressed the Northern Ireland independence movement with an iron hand. There are also low-key independence movements in Europe like Spain’s Catalonia and Basque.

The list is endless.

But if you looked at media coverage, then you’d think the only two problems were Palestine and Kashmir which get a disproportionate global attention from the Communist global media and you’d think nothing else matters.

gilbert-checkpoint-837909_640Why? Is it because Israel is the only Jewish country in the world and India the largest and among a handful of Hindu countries in the world? These two countries do not seem to have much of a say in global media and continue to be vilified by them even though many other countries have far greater problems.

© Sunil Rajguru

Why the Middle East problem is so complicated…

jerusalem-1712855_6401. Palestinians are boxed in by Israelis.
2. Israelis are boxed in by Islamic nations.
3. Islamic nations are taken for a ride by America.
4. America does great trade with countries like Saudi Arabia; gives great political and military support to Israel and has been a victim of Islamic terrorism.

1. Israel was carved out of Mandatory Palestine in 1948.
2. Mandatory Palestine was carved out of Ottoman Southern Syria in 1920.

1. Israel snatched East Jerusalem from Jordan.
2. Both Israel (West) and Jordan (East) snatched it from the British who wanted it under the UN.
3. The British snatched Jerusalem from the Ottoman Empire.

© Sunil Rajguru