International

Is India’s Modi rewarding Israel’s Netanyahu for his slow-motion holocaust against the Palestinians?

Occupied Jerusalem (15 January, 2018): Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, received a cordial welcome upon their arrival in New Delhi Sunday.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to welcome them in person, even though the foreign minister is normally the one greeting dignitaries to the country.

India has been widely lauded  for voting at the United Nations last month n favor of a  UNGA resolution considering President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as  capital of the apartheid state of Israel as null and void. That is what all people of moral conscience had expected India to do. And, thankfully, India didn’t betray them.

Now, however, India is giving a red-carpet welcome to a repugnant symbol of fascism and racism that shamelessly enjoys watching his trigger-happy soldiers showering school children and peaceful protesters with bullets.

I do realize that nation-states have political and economic interests that must be promoted and maintained.  But, India, the de facto leader of non-allied nations,   has moral principles that should be maintained as well, even at the risk of losing some economic and other benefits.

Netanyahu is seeking to sell India Israeli weapons and military technology. However, Indian leaders, especially those still valuing human rights and dignity ought to understand that every dollar paid to Israel means more Palestinian blood will be spilled, more Palestinian homes demolished, and more Palestinian land stolen by Israel. India,   a country of a thousand million people, should never allow its basic moral stance against racism and apartheid to compromise by a cold-blooded criminal who carries on his hands the blood of thousands, of children and other innocent people. We have their names and pictures, so let no one assume me I am making a hyperbole.

True,  Modi is no Mahatma Gandhi, or Jawaharlal  Nehru or even Indira Gandhi, who would internalize and act upon a moral appeal. However, India is not Modi and Modi is not India. This is why the  ultimate target of my appeal is by no means the current Prime Minister of India, who is very much part of the problem than part of the solution, but  the collective conscience of all Indians, irrespective of their religions and sects.

Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of an insidious apartheid regime that torments, persecutes and discriminates against millions of people because of their different ethnicity and religion.  Don’t  let him  defile your country’s moral integrity.  

We hope you liked this report/article. The Milli Gazette is a free and independent readers-supported media organisation. To support it, please contribute generously. Click here or email us at sales@milligazette.com

blog comments powered by Disqus