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Can An Israeli-Saudi Détente Work?

Israel and Saudi Arabia have many shared interests, but there are also numerous instances where their interests diverge. The latter was evident when MBS forced the resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri as a means to remove the fig leaf of legitimacy covering Iranian-Hezbollah activity in Lebanon. Israel did not approve of this move, because it had the potential to destabilise Lebanon and ultimately cause the situation on its northern front to deteriorate into a destructive and dangerous war.

Read Here – The National Interest

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Is The Modi-Netanyahu Era Special for India and Israel?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to India is encouraging for the future of the India-Israel partnership. The level of maturity we are witnessing in India-Israel relations is unique in many ways. The potential of this partnership looks brighter than ever before. During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel, we saw that the approach of both leaders is fresh and full of energy. Modi and Netanyahu both are setting the new rules of this partnership.

Read Here – The Jerusalem Post

America’s Future Is With India And Israel

From the Indo-Pacific to the Mediterranean, a diplomatic transformation is underway. The winds of change are blowing not from Beijing, but from Delhi. President Donald Trump has an opportunity to harness some of that power to help fill the sails of America’s global leadership.

Read Here – The National Interest

Lovefest With Israel Signals India’s Final Rejection Of The Raj

Narendra Modi’s arrival in Israel marks not only an epochal moment in India-Israel relations, but also the final rejection of the psychological Raj that has hampered Indian diplomacy for so long – since independence in 1947. While Jawarhalal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, fought for freedom from Britain, he and the wider political establishment that surrounded him were very much creations of the British and inheritors of their limited thinking.

Read Here – Haaretz

Why Israel’s Courting India’s Prime Minister Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Only a select few world leaders receive Israel’s grand reception at Ben Gurion International Airport: people like the President of the United States, and the Pope. So it did not go unnoticed that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the same red carpet treatment.

Read Here – CNN

Why India’s Narendra Modi Can Afford To Ignore The Palestinians

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his arrival in Tel Aviv on July 04, 2017. Photo/PIB

Israel has long complained that India treats it like a mistress: glad to partake of its defense and technology charms, but a little embarrassed about the whole thing and unwilling to make the relationship too public. With Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel – the first ever by a sitting Indian prime minister –  it will be like the two countries arriving hand in hand to opening night of the opera season, lit by a barrage of flashing cameras.

Read Here – Haaretz

Five Reasons Why Israel Matters To India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a historic visit to Israel on July 4, the first ever by an Indian premier. Photo/PIB.

Defence, agriculture, trade, diplomacy and water management will dominate talks during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ongoing visit to Israel — the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Jewish homeland. Apart from from his scheduled official engagements, Modi is also expected to meet Moshe Holtzberg, a survivor of the 2008 Mumbai 26/11 terrorist attack. Moshe was two years old when the attack happened.

Read Here – Times of India

Modi Keen To Delink Relations With Israel And Palestine

In a significant move, South Block is “actively considering” to schedule a stand-alone bilateral visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s to Israel and not to Palestine on the same trip,

Read Here – The Indian Express

President’s Opening Act

The opening act in stand-up comedy or music concerts is arguably the hardest as it involves warming up a “cold” audience. To some degree, President Pranab Mukherjee faced this thankless task by becoming the first Indian president to visit Israel. Traditionally, presidential visits don’t attract much attention. But the six-day tour of Jordan, Palestine and Israel is seen as a prelude to the much-anticipated Narendra Modi visit to Tel Aviv. How can we interpret his visit in the broader context of Modi’s policy?

Read Here – The Indian Express

How Israel Can Live With The Iranian Nuclear Agreement

For Israel, the bigger problem with the deal is the omission of guidelines on Iran’s regional activities. Changes to the United Nations Security Council embargos on arms deals and ballistic missile technology, for example, are not conditional on Iranian behavior apart from direct violations of the agreement. This is to be expected, as it is not a peace treaty that could have included provisions governing all the country’s activities in the greater Middle East. Israel, however, considers these activities to be legitimate areas of discussion, since the nuclear program is but one component of Iran’s larger strategic threat to Israel.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

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