UN Resolution on Gaza


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Posted: 6 months ago

I believe India shouldve voted against the resolution instead of choosing middle path...

Since Palestine has always taken pro pak anti india stand in our conflicts...

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Posted: 6 months ago

The resolution introduced by Jordan was non-binding. Still, would like to know why India abstained.

Edited by K.Universe. - 6 months ago
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Posted: 6 months ago

India chosing Middle path now. 

In 1947, India voted against the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine, but nonetheless recognized Israeli sovereignty in 1950. Israel opened a consulate in Bombay in 1953. Collaboration gradually increased as Israel became a key Indian ally amidst the India–Pakistan conflict — Israel supplied India with armaments, ammunition, and intelligence during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1999. Full diplomatic relations were established in 1992, when India opened an embassy in Tel Aviv and Israel opened an embassy in New Delhi. Both countries are members of the I2U2 Group, formed in October 2021,

As of 2022, India is Israel's largest client for military equipment sales, and Israel is India's second-largest supplier of military equipment after Russiaapproximately 42.1% of all Israeli arms exports are received by India.From 1999 to 2009, military business between the two countries was worth around US$9 billion, and their strategic ties extend to joint military training as well as intelligence-sharing on the activity of various terrorist groups.

As of 2019, India is Israel's third-largest Asian trade partner and tenth-largest overall trade partner — bilateral trade, excluding military sales, stands at around US$6.3 billion. Relations were further expanded under Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, with India abstaining from voting against Israel in several United Nations resolutions. As of 2015, both countries are negotiating an extensive bilateral free-trade agreement, focusing on areas such as information technology, biotechnology, and agriculture. 

Israel is represented in India through an embassy in New Delhi as well as consulates in Mumbai and Bangalore. India is represented in Israel through an embassy in Tel Aviv; the Indian government does not currently recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital city (see status of Jerusalem).

In 2009, an international study on the Arab–Israeli conflict revealed that around 58 percent of Indian respondents sympathized with Israel — the most positive opinion of any country surveyed.

India's position on the establishment of the State of Israel was affected by many factors, including India's own partition on religious lines, and India's relationship with other nations. Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi believed the Jews had a good case and a prior claim for Israel,  but opposed the creation of Israel on religious  or mandated terms. Gandhi believed that the Arabs were the rightful occupants of Palestine, and was of the view that the Jews should return to their countries of origin. Albert Einstein wrote a four-page letter to Jawaharlal Nehru on June 13, 1947, to persuade India to support the setting up of a Jewish state. Nehru, however, couldn’t accept Einstein’s request, and explained his dilemma stating that national leaders have to “unfortunately” pursue policies that are “essentially selfish”. India voted against the Partitioning of Palestine plan of 1947 and voted against Israel's admission to the United Nations in 1949.  Various proponents of Hindu nationalism supported or sympathised with the creation of Israel. Hindu Mahasabha leader Vinayak Damodar Savarkar supported the creation of Israel on both moral and political grounds, and condemned India's vote at the UN against Israel. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar admired Jewish nationalism and believed Palestine was the natural territory of the Jewish people, essential to their aspiration for nationhood.

I'm begining to see the different ideologies and the arguments within the left and right there. 

On 17 September 1950, India officially recognised the State of Israel. Following India's recognition of Israel, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru stated, "we would have [recognised Israel] long ago, because Israel is a fact. We refrained because of our desire not to offend the sentiments of our friends in the Arab countries. In 1953, Israel was permitted to open a consulate in Bombay (now Mumbai).

From India's recognition of Israel in 1950 to the early 1990s, the relationship remained informal in nature. Israel supported India during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.  India's opposition to official diplomatic relations with Israel stemmed from both domestic and foreign considerations. Domestically, politicians in India feared losing the Muslim vote if relations were normalised with Israel.

Additionally, India did not want to jeopardise the large amount of its citizens working in Arab States of the Persian Gulf, who were helping India maintain its foreign-exchange reserves. India's domestic need for energy was another reason for the lack of normalisation of ties with Israel, in terms of safeguarding the flow of oil from Arab nations.

I'll stop there. This highlights in reference to the Question why did India take the middle path. 

All this is politics and in a way you put politics up against humanity - and politics wins usually. India is safeguarding their own state. 

Anyone who wants to read any further, this is the article. 


Edited by carisma2 - 6 months ago
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Posted: 5 months ago

india should have taken a stance on the issue of gaza, the whole world is seeing how they are being brutalized by israel.

Edited by tariq.ziad1 - 5 months ago
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