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Reasons Israel love and always supports India

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Despite the fact that India has voted against Israel several times at the United Nations, Israel remains one of India’s most loyal supporters. Nehru-Gandhi was against Zionism and protested against the existence of the Israeli nation. Most Indian Prime Ministers have taken the same approach since independence.

Indeed, India opened an embassy in Tel Aviv in 1992 (the capital of Israel is Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv). To please the Arab countries, we have always kept Israel at a distance. Besides appeasing Muslims, we have a logical reason for this. We need cheap Arab oil and oil resources. Despite all of this, Israel supported India in all forums and even during the wars when India was in dire need of arms and supplies, and Pakistan supported the mighty United States. 

Why does Israel love India so much? I can list several reasons:

Lack of Allies :- 

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Israel has few sympathetic people in the world. Therefore, they promote positive relations with any country that does not harm them. Israelis don’t need any reason to support this or that country; They need a reason not to. On the contrary, Israel is believed to seek peaceful relations with everyone. But they have strict retaliation in case of attack or harm to their citizens or nation.

India’s Reputation :- 

India is a peaceful country without a radical attitude towards most international problems. They know that even though our government has a comprehensive view of Palestine, we have never used or encouraged violent means against Israel.

Enemy of enemy is friends :- 

Which country seems to refuse to recognize Israel as a nation and does not even issue a visa to visit Israel? Yes! This is our always green neighbour Pakistan. Pakistan has provided military and financial support against Israel in all of the Israeli-Arab wars. Therefore, they have a natural love for us. You would be surprised to know that while we do not support Israel’s position on Palestine, Israel has always supported India’s claim on the Kashmiri issue in the United Nations as well as a permanent seat in the Security Council.

Military Ties :-

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Israel is India’s the second largest source of military equipments after Russia. The commercial value is about 600$ million. There is no doubt that India is an excellent market for the Israeli arms industry and Israel is an enthusiastic source of the latest weapons technology and equipment.

Rising Islamic Terrorism :-

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With the rise of Islamic terrorism since the 9/11 attacks, all countries that have suffered from Islamic terrorism have come closer. The US has knocked Pakistan out of its shell and relations between India and the US are improving. Similarly, Israel and India have achieved greater bilateral coordination in countering Islamic extremism in their respective fields.

No hatred towards Jews in India :-

As reported in an opinion poll in 2015, 70% of Indians had favorable opinions about Israel. The Indian government has always protected the rights and security of the small Jewish community present in India, unlike Arab countries and some European countries where they have been persecuted for centuries. Therefore, Israeli citizens also have a positive opinion about India.

Israel has always come forward to support India and after PM Modi has visited the Israel. The bond has become more strong between two countries. India should also support Israel the way Israel shows its support to India. More diplomatic ties with Israel should be initiated by India.


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I am Yogendra Bhoir. I am pursuing Masters of Arts in Communication and Journalism (last year). I'm an aspiring journalist and content writer.