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Indian PM says India wonít take sides as Gaza toll rises to 518
Times of India ^ | 21 July 2014 | PTI

Posted on 07/21/2014 7:50:15 AM PDT by Cronos

Asserting that India's policy on Palestine issue remains unchanged, government on Monday refused to take sides over the Gaza conflict as it said Israel and Palestine should have peace talks and forestalled a resolution in Rajya Sabha which was demanded by the opposition.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said the House should not be divided but send out a joint message that wherever there is violence, it is condemnable and both Israel and Palestine should accept Egypt's offer of peace talks.

She was replying to a short-duration debate on Gaza situation during which opposition condemned the violence in Gaza, pressed for adoption of a resolution, demanded suspension of all military purchases from Israel and wanted India to raise the issue at the UN.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: brazil; brics; china; congressparty; egypt; gaza; hamas; india; iran; israel; lebanon; russia; southafrica; syria; waronterror
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1 posted on 07/21/2014 7:50:15 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos
This problem is not a short time can be resolved.
2 posted on 07/21/2014 7:52:45 AM PDT by eizverson22
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To: Cronos
Gandhi himself once got caught making the stupid-a$$ed statement that the entire tragedy of World War II could have been prevented had only a few million Jews been magnanimous enough to to leave Europe sooner.
3 posted on 07/21/2014 8:01:09 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: eizverson22

I call B.S. on the 518 figure. According to who? Pallywood?


4 posted on 07/21/2014 8:41:32 AM PDT by montag813
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To: eizverson22

Sure it can be solved in a short time — read up Jesus’s appearance in Revelation and it happens QUICK.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 9:35:30 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

BRICS - a - brac.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 11:05:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Kaslin; Jewbacca; MarkL; ncfool; dalight; Eleutheria5; ...
I thought that India was supposed to be an ally of Israel, what with those joint technology projects, etc. Plus India India should know how it feels to be a target of Islamic terrorism.

Shame on India for its "not taking sides" re the war in Gaza.

7 posted on 07/21/2014 12:07:40 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

India is highly, highly dependent on oil from the koslem middle east who will cut off the taps if they cone out completely in favor of Israel


8 posted on 07/21/2014 1:17:58 PM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: justiceseeker93

I’ll settle for neutrality from India, and the quiet, continuous strengthening of ties between we two former British colonies. It’s better than the infernal meddling we constantly get from EU, UN and USA, our supposed bestest buddy.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 2:50:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Don’t know. Near 15% Muslim population perhaps. They may just want to stay out of what isn’t their business. Not always a bad thing.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: Cronos

India has around 200 Million Muslims and is dependent on Muslim oil. They have traditionally taken the side of the Palestinians. Neutrality is a step forward.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 9:06:41 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: justiceseeker93

Many nations PRETEND to either be neutral or anti-Israel. India has a H-U-G-E Muslim population, don’t forget.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 9:37:48 PM PDT by Netz
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To: justiceseeker93

When it comes right down to it, we Jews have no friends, and haven’t for at least 2,000 years.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 7:28:40 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: justiceseeker93

There was the usual party-line spam against this new gov’t of India, simply because the Congress Party has always been more or less in the bag for the USSR. It was the Congress Party that wanted a condemnation of Israel, and the majority didn’t go for it; they did however have to keep everyone happy with this more MOR statement, otherwise the condemnation might have passed and brought down the gov’t.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 3:55:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rmlew

15 posted on 07/26/2014 11:32:45 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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