EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: During Indian PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in July 2017, India finally ended its long practice that dignitaries who visit Israel must also travel to the Palestinian-controlled territories. On February 10, 2018, he conducted a landmark visit to Ramallah, the first such visit by an Indian PM – and did not visit Israel. This “de-hyphenation” of Israel-Palestine reflects Modi’s pragmatic and sensible approach to relations with the two entities.
Last Saturday, Narendra Modi achieved the distinction of becoming the first Indian PM to visit the Palestinian de facto West Bank capital, Ramallah. During his discussions with top Palestinian leaders during the visit, Modi called Yasser Arafat a “friend of the Indian people.”
The relationship between India and the Palestinians stems from a deep-rooted ideological association dating back to New Delhi’s vote against the UN partition resolution. However, the speed with which the Modi government has been working to boost India’s ties with Israel has given rise to fears that it might abandon its historical support for the Palestinian cause.
via Narendra Modi’s Visit to Ramallah
“Sweden has the first feminist government in the world,” brags the Swedish government on its official website. Meaning what, exactly?
“This means that gender equality is central to the Government’s priorities… a gender equality perspective is brought into policy-making on a broad front… The Government’s most important tool for implementing feminist policy is gender mainstreaming, of which gender-responsive budgeting is an important component.”
Accompanying this patch of bureaucratic rhetoric is a photograph of Sweden’s current government of twelve women and eleven men.
via Feminism, Swedish Style
Dutch MP calls for recognition of Jordan as Palestine and the capital of Jordan as the capital of Palestine.
In the post Geert Wilders wrote on Twitter, he praised Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and called to recognize Jordan as Palestine in order to put an end to the conflict between Israel and the Arab world.
via Jordan as the capital of Palestine
The persecution of Christians under the control of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas has become genocide.
Palestinian Muslims are Pushing Christians Out of Bethlehem Yet the world remains silent.
Christians were 10% of the population in Gaza under the so-called “Israeli occupation”, today Under Hamas control less than 2000 Christians live in Gaza.
There are no Jews in Gaza or Bethlehem, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas threaten to execute anyone who is Jewish.
Israel is the only country in the entire Middle East where Christians and women are not considered to be second class citizens.
This is the reason why Jerusalem should remain the capital of Israel.
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