The brand new state had been carved out of Palestine, and India was a friend of its fellow underdog.
Abbas deplored Netanyahu’s comments a week earlier referring to Nazi sympathizer Haj Amin al-Husseini, a former grand mufti of Jerusalem.
Abbas sees Israel’s actions at al-Aqsa as an attempt to change the long-standing status quo under which Jewish access is permitted but Jewish prayer banned.
Baird is in the region for five days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials.
Abbas will appeal to Arab League officials to give $100 million a month to make up for the Israeli sanctions.
As things stand, the Palestinian issue continues to defy a resolution.
On Sunday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said officials were considering going back to the council.
Closer to home and with the Gaza situation still in flux, there is nothing to suggest peacemaking with Abbas, said Israeli sources.
There was no immediate reaction from Israel, which has opposed involving the court.
Egypt has tried to get both sides to hold fire and then negotiate terms for protracted calm in the Palestinian enclave.
Abbas demanded that Israeli PM condemn the kidnapping and murder of Palestinian teenager Abu Khder.
The new Cabinet is to be temporary and prepare for general elections in 2015, though there are signs that neither side is eager to seek such a vote soon.
Abbas’ statement also came as the latest U.S. attempt to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal was on the verge of collapse.
The challenge for both factions is to overcome a half-century old conflict and find common ground.
Threat of US aid cut and Israel’s revenue withdrawal has kept Palestine closer to talks.