Mahmoud Abbas on 3-day visit to India

The USrael Viceroy in the occupied West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas landed in New Delhi on Sunday night on a 3-day visit. This is his fifth visit to India since he became president of Palestinian Authority after the death of PLO chairman Yasser Arafat in 2005. During his stay in New Delhi, he is scheduled to meet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, Indian president Pranab Mukherjee and country’s foreign minister.

Abbas is scheduled to appraise the Indian leaders of his view of the so-called 2-state solution which is totally different than Gaza-ruling Islamic Hamas resistance group.

Last year, commenting on Narendra Modi’s claim that Indian army in Kashmir is defending Indian territory from Pakistan’s military violation no different than Jewish army is defending Israel from Hamas rockets – Indian journalist Diddharth Varadarajan wrote at The Wire: “Modi needs to remember that Israel is an occupying power in Palestine. Its status as an occupying power has been acknowledged by the United Nations. Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, along with the Syrian Golan Heights remain the last territories in the world formally considered to be under foreign occupation.”

Modi is making his first trip to the Zionist entity as a prime minister in July 2017. Modi visited Israel in 2008 as chief minister of state of Gujarat.

In 1948, India voted against Israel’s entry into the United Nations, and voted for Zionism to be condemned alongside racism. But since 1971 war with Pakistan India has developed very close relations with Zionist entity. Last month, Modi signed US$2 billion arms deal with Israel.

Mahmoud Abbas met Donald Trump at the White House on May 3, 2017. Trump told Abbas in the Roosevelt Room that his administration favors a Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders (Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem) but it must be negotiated between Israel and the Palestinian Authority without interference from a third party. He urged Abbas and Palestinians to stop first violence against the Jewish army and illegal Jewish settlers in order for Netanyahu to return to any negotiation. Trump blamed Palestinians for terrorism against Israel and not the Israeli Jews who established and maintained the Zionist entity on terrorism.

Trump is set to make a landmark visit to the Zionist entity on May 22-23, 2017. Netanyahu have assigned 10,000 Jew police force to protect Trump from the stone-throwing Palestinian youth (Newsweek, May 15).

Abbas’ meetings with Israel-admiring Narendra Modi, Egyptian president Gen. al-Sisi and Donald Trump are not to resolve the Palestinian issue but to boost his own image against the popularity of Hamas. Abbas’ mandate as president of Palestinian Authority expired in January 2009.

Modi is moving away from the conventional Indian foreign policy position of unconditionally siding with the oppressed Palestinians. If Modi has his way, New Delhi will henceforth oppose all future UN resolutions on Palestinian statehood, thus exposing the Hindu nationalists’ aversion to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine dispute. However, India’s ambivalence on issues concerning self-determination and human rights is not new. Is New Delhi’s exploitation of the Tibetan people to checkmate a powerful China and thereafter dumping the same community to court Beijing years later any different from what Modi’s administration plans to mete out to the poor Palestinians, who looked up to Mahatma Gandhi’s India for moral support throughout their struggle?,” wrote Indian journalist Seema Sengupta at the Arab News on January 5, 2015.

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