Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

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Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Postby Manish_P » 07 Dec 2018 12:02

Why? What do we gain from this. At least the UAE princess thing supposedly helped in getting C Michel

India abstains from voting on General Assembly resolution to condemn activities of Hamas

India has abstained from voting on a UN General Assembly draft resolution put forward by the US that would have condemned the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza.

The resolution 'Activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza' got 87 votes in favour, 58 against with 32 abstentions.

The resolution failed to be adopted Thursday as it could not garner two-thirds support in the General Assembly.

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Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Postby Aditya_V » 07 Dec 2018 12:04

Keeping Iran in good books, while we support Israel militarily, Israel had no qualms selling to the Chinese or US supplying weapons to the Pakis. Why should we hang our heads out?

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Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Postby Sanju » 22 Mar 2019 23:56

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India abstains from voting on UN resolution condemning Israel ..

NEW DELHI: India abstained, along with 14 other countries, voting on a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council condemning Israel for violence in Gaza. The resolution was passed with 23 countries voting for the resolution and sight countries against.

In a previous age, India would have been among the countries voting for such a resolution and against Israel. It is a measure of the changing relations between India and Israel that India has abstained. In addition, India has a big grouse against the UN HRC itself for its stand on Kashmir.

On March 19, Israel’s acting foreign minister, Israel Katz wrote to foreign minister Sushma Swaraj asking for India’s support “given the significant relationship and friendship between our countries and the outrageous bias of this report”. Israel believes the so-called “Accountability” resolution said the Council pronounced judgment against Israel without instituting a commission of inquiry as promised, instead condemned Israel for “disproportionate use of force.”

According to the Israel foreign minister, the HRC resolution “absolves Hamas of responsibility”. “The report ignored the publicly stated purpose of the events — to storm and breach Israel’s border — and does not give any consideration to the possibility that a mob which includes Hamas militants would storm and attack the 70000 Israeli civilians living in towns and communities adjacent to the Gaza border.

He added that the UNHRC ignored the fact that eight months of violent riots, weapons, and infiltration attempts by militants were available for documentation, yet only two incidents were felt to be hostile to Israel.

The other countries to abstain were UK, Japan, Italy, Denmark, Iceland and Nepal. Hungary, the Czech Republic, Australia, Austria, Brazil etc.


FYI: The current HRC is headed by Saudi Arabia.


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