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Israel-Palestine Conflict and India's Role

From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity edited by Githa Hariharan; New Delhi: Left Word Publications, pp 210, Rs 350.

Reading this series of essays on India and Palestine, edited by Githa Hariharan one gets the feeling that the largest democracy in the world has yet to make up its mind as to where it stands in the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, between Zionism and Palestinian nationalism and between non-violence and militarisation.

The writers set the record straight regarding Mahatma Gandhi’s views on Zionism and the rights of Palestinians. Writer after writer makes a strong and compelling case that refutes totally the Israeli attempts at changing or obfuscating the clear and unwavering rejection by modern India’s inspirational leaders of Zionism. Two quotes from Gandhi stand out and are properly featured at the beginning.

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