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In a first, India votes in favour of Israel at UN against Palestine human rights body
the print.in ^ | 11 june 2019 | Nayanima Basu

Posted on 06/11/2019 4:18:53 AM PDT by Cronos

In an unprecedented move last week, India voted in support of Israel at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to deny observer status to a Palestinian human rights organisation named ‘Shahed’.

This is the first time India has taken a step back from its decades-old position on the two-state theory under which New Delhi sees both Israel and Palestine as separate and independent countries, seeking to bring peace in West Asia.

The vote, which took place on 6 June at the UN, saw countries such as US, France, Germany, India, Japan, UK, South Korea and Canada polling in favour of Israel, while China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and some others voted in favour of the Palestine body.

The proposal made by ‘Shahed’ to obtain observer status in the UN got rejected by a 28-14 vote.

‘First sign’

On Tuesday, Maya Kadosh, deputy chief of mission at the Israel embassy in India, tweeted, “Thank you India for standing with @IsraelinUN and rejecting the request of terrorist organization “Shahed” to obtain the status of an observer in #UN. Together we will continue to act against terrorist organizations that intend to harm.”

Thank you #India for standing with @IsraelinUN and rejecting the request of terrorist organization “Shahed” to obtain the status of an observer in #UN. Together we will continue to act against terrorist organizations that intend to harm. pic.twitter.com/erHTfuY1A1

— Maya Kadosh (@MayaKadosh) June 11, 2019

“This is the first time Israel had moved the proposal to reject the request made by ‘Shahed’ to grant it an observer status,” Kadosh told ThePrint.

She added that it has links with Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad that was designated as terrorist organisation in 1997.

“This is a good sign… India was the first country to support us amongst the Asia group, so we are very happy,” Kadosh said.

However, many within the diplomatic circles see India’s move as the first step towards moving away from the two-state theory, albeit gradually.

Terror organisation?

A statement by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that ‘Shahed’ claims to be dealing with human rights and humanitarian issues, but in practice it is a “terrorist organisation” and operates as “an arm of the Hamas terror organisation” based in Lebanon.

The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has been described as a terrorist organisation by many European countries.

Israel plans to share some more intel on ‘Shahed’ and its alleged links with other terrorist organisations with ECOSOC to make its case stronger.


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While Trump's open support for Israel did play a part in the background, the key reasons for this change have been
  1. india's pro-Hindu PM, Narendra Modi, winning a second term
  2. India's economy going great guns, reducing dependence on money coming back from the Gulf
  3. India diversifying its oil sources
  4. India's increasing belligerence to Islam
  5. Israel's outreach and steadfast alliance with India
  6. Israel tying up with india in the IT space -- so all those call-centers are tied to the Israeli IT world

1 posted on 06/11/2019 4:18:53 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Israel has made strong diplomatic inroads on lots of places. The UN angle never occurred to me. But in almost any disaster you find Israel Jonny-on-the-spot with personnel, body searching dogs, and medical support.


2 posted on 06/11/2019 4:27:17 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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imho Israel would do well to cultivate a strong relationship with India, China, Russia besides of course maintaining its strong relationship with the USA.


3 posted on 06/11/2019 5:02:13 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama hated Assad as he wasn't a Muslim but an Alawite)
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To: Cronos

Good for India


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7. Israel and India military cooperation and transfer of weapons knowledge.


6 posted on 06/11/2019 5:16:53 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Trump is President and CEO of America, Inc.)
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you are correct, I forget that very important point.


7 posted on 06/11/2019 5:35:41 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama hated Assad as he wasn't a Muslim but an Alawite)
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7. Armaments.


8 posted on 06/11/2019 6:13:45 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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Israel can’t afford to make any assumptions about a ‘diverse’ America after 2020, or especially after 2024.


9 posted on 06/11/2019 6:23:15 AM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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Good for India...I think the relationship between those two will get stronger...


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