ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Strategy of Tokenism

Modi’s Palestine visit does not lessen the mutual ardour between India and Israel.

The term in diplomatic circles is “de-hyphenation.” In plainer terms it means casting away the fig leaf of principle and embracing the culture of a violent, endless colonialism.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to occupied Palestine was part of a wider tour of the region. It may have been a way of restoring a balance gone askew since his visit to Israel last July, reciprocated by his Israeli counterpart in January. Neither involved the token genuflection towards the Palestinian cause that has been customary in earlier episodes of India’s growing intimacy with Israel.

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Updated On : 23rd Feb, 2018
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