Tuesday, November 13, 2018 01:16 AM

Even as the world condemns US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, India refuses to disapprove Trump's action

US President Donald Trump, has  recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and thereby  shift the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv.

This action goes against the United Nations’ and the international community’s stand that  East Jerusalem is an occupied territory by Israel since 1967.  An independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital is the internationally accepted position.  The United States has taken the formal step of legalizing the illegal occupation of Palestine territories by Israel.  No other country in the world has given recognition to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 

The United States is also responsible for scuttling any possible peace negotiations between the Israel and Palestine.  This decision by Donald Trump will trigger further tensions and conflicts in the region with global ramifications.

Unlike the worldwide opposition to this move, official spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India , has scrupulously refused to criticize the US decision.  This shows the extent of servility of the Modi regime to the United States.

The Modi government should come out strongly disapproving of the US action, as it goes against India’s longstanding commitment to the Palestinian cause.

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