Solution should be such that both Israel and Palestine coexist peacefully: PM Modi

In contrast to the nature of Israel visits of several other world leaders in the past, PM Narendra Modi shall not be visiting Ramallah, the seat of Palestinian authority to meet Palestinian leaders. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2017 10:03 pm
Narendra Modi, Israel India, palestine, “We believe in a two-state solution in which both Israel and a future Palestinian state coexist peacefully,” PM Modi said in an interview to the pro-government daily ‘Israel Hayom’.  (Photo: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his two-nation tour of Germany and Israel on Tuesday. The tour is historic marked by its unprecedented nature because none of the previous prime ministers has visited Israel owing to the complex Arab-Jew conflict that surfaced itself ever since the inception of the State of Israel in 1948.

Remarking about the conflicting relationship between Palestine and Israel, PM Modi, on Monday said, “India believes in a two-state solution in which both Israel and a future Palestinian state coexist peacefully.” The Prime Minister supported all efforts to find an acceptable solution to all the pending issues, ‘including Jerusalem’. “A final-status agreement should respect the sentiments and address demands of all affected parties,” said Modi.

In contrast to the nature of Israel visits of several other world leaders in the past, Modi will not be visiting Ramallah, the seat of Palestinian authority to meet Palestinian leaders.

In response to a question whether India will move its embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel’s second largest city and the de facto commercial capital, Modi replied, “I assume the question refers to our embassy in Tel Aviv. We will take a decision on that after both sides have come to an agreement on Jerusalem.”

Asked whether India would take a more pro-Israel posture in the UN, Modi said India’s positions at the UN are based on the merit of specific issues and driven by the country’s core values and principles.  “We remain engaged with all our partners, including Israel, in finding optimal outcomes at the UN and other multilateral fora that reflect our commonly shared priorities and concerns. India is not in favour of singling out any country at the UN,” the prime minister added.

Asked whether India still considers itself unaligned with either the West or the East, Modi said, “We believe in the philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,’ which means ‘the world is one family.’ We want to engage constructively with both the East and the West.”

 

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    ALPESHKALARIYA
    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:52 am
    માંડવી શુગર ફેકટરીના સંચાલકો સામે છેતરપિંડીની પોલીસ ફરિયાદ -એમ.ડી. રવિન્દ્ર પાટીલ, પ્રમુખ બાબુભાઇ બદન અને ઉપપ્રમુખ પ્રવિણ ચૌધરીની ધરપકડ માંડવી શુગર ફેકટરીના સંચાલકો સામે છેતરપિંડીની પોલીસ ફરિયાદ બારડોલી,તા.1 જુલાઇ 2017, શનિવાર માંડવી શુગર ફેકટરીના પ્રમુખ, ઉપપ્રમુખ અને મેનેજીંગ ડીરેકટર સામે ખેડૂત સભાસદે છેતરપિંડીની ફરિયાદ નોંધાવતા ચકચાર મચી છે. ખેડૂતે શુગર ફેકટરીમાં નાંખેલા ૨૮૦ ટન શેરડીના આશરે ૯.૮૦ લાખ રૃપિયા અને અન્ય ખેડૂતોના ટ્રક વાહતૂકના મજૂરોના અને કર્મચારીઓના રૃપિયા નહીં ચૂકવી કરોડો રૃપિયાની છેતરપિંડી વિશ્વાસઘાત કરવામાં આવ્યો હોવાનો ફરિયાદમાં આરોપ લગાવવામાં આવ્યો છે. પોલીસે ફરિયાદના આધારે એમડી, પ્રમુખ અને ઉપપ્રમુખની ધરપકડ કરી છે. ભરૃચ જિલ્લાના ઝગડીયા તાલુકાના અવિધા ગામે રહેતા ખેડૂત જગદીશભાઇ ચીમનભાઇ પટેલે ૨૦૧૪-૧૫ના વરષથી શરૃ થયેલી માંડવી વિભાગ સહકારી ખાંડ ઉદ્યોગ મંડળી લિ. વડોદ (માંડવી શુગર ફેકટરી)ના શેર ખરીદી સભાસદ બન્યા હતા. બાદમાં પીલાણ સિઝન ૨૦૧૬-૧૭ શુગર ફેકટરીના એમડી રવિન્દ્રભાઇ વલ્લભભાઇ પટેલ (રહે. ગોડસંબા, તા. માંડવી)એ જગદીશભાઇને માંડવી શુગરમાં શેરડી નાંખશો તો શેરડીની
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      Col.Gill
      Jul 4, 2017 at 4:31 am
      Nothing against the Jews as a true Hindu I respect all religions but follow only mine. Judaism is a Semitic religion and Jews and Arabs (both Muslims and Christians) have the same genetics, culture and very close language. Let us work for peace between the Jew and their Arab cousin but let us not go overboard by propaganda and by people using pseudo names to let the Jewish hands into our country. Read history. If you write this the Jews will label you as Christian, Muslim or a Marxist. Sita Ram Yechury is often in Israel. Let India move her own way yet keep friends with all. I am for also giving Islam full respect but liquidating without any ,mercy the terrorists among the Muslims like Shri Putin did.
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        George Cruz
        Jul 4, 2017 at 4:54 am
        Jews are intelligent, democratic, secular and inclusive just like the Hindus.
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          Uday Bhaskar
          Jul 4, 2017 at 5:14 am
          George, it does not even matter. It is true that for the last 2000 years both Christians and Muslims have done everything they could to paint Jews as evil people - sometimes going so far as to carry out mass genocide. We should just deal with Jews without the baggage of Chrislamic prejudice if they want to work with us Indians.
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            Dr.Singh
            Jul 4, 2017 at 5:37 am
            Jews and Arabs are Semites and both smart people but I as an Aryan thus think the Aryans are better though we must think of all people as humanity in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi.
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              Maitreyan
              Jul 4, 2017 at 5:54 am
              Ignored you suk their DKs you can become more intelligent.
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                Maitreyan
                Jul 4, 2017 at 5:56 am
                George Cruz get up every morning, fantasizes with Jewish and then prays to his brahmin Gods, then comments on IE, and today after reading this comment is going to sleep peacefully.
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                Uday Bhaskar
                Jul 4, 2017 at 4:58 am
                It is neither our business nor our place to "work for peace between Jews their Arab cousins". People have been trying that for thousands of years. Americans have been trying to accomplish that. Putin and the Chinese would like that as well. We should focus on building our relationships with all being hostage to none.
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                Subramanium
                Jul 4, 2017 at 4:07 am
                Let us be friends with all including the Jews but let no one take control of our country directly or indirectly. The Jews have done this to the US, but have no power in Europe, Iran, Russia, India, etc. They are very close to China. They have surely an agenda but engage them but be alert not to let their agenda in. Simple as that. Modi can not understand how to work with them the Indian bureaucracy can.
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                  Uday Bhaskar
                  Jul 4, 2017 at 4:29 am
                  Nobody should control us. We should seek our way the best we can. We should also not be hostage to anti-Jewish fanaticism that is so common in all Chrislamic nations. We should be open to all, hostage to none.
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                  BM
                  Jul 4, 2017 at 4:06 am
                  India doesn't want to be hyphenated with Pakistan, why we should hyphenate Israel with Palestine ?
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                    Uday Bhaskar
                    Jul 4, 2017 at 3:59 am
                    Guys, please read this 'Col.Sandhu". This is both language and thinking lifted straight from Pakistani newspapers and opinion columns. It is a strange phenomenon. Israel has never done anything against Pakistan, but no people hate Israel as blindly and as totally as do Pakistanis. Next only to their pathological animus against Hindoos. :)
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                      Col.Gill
                      Jul 4, 2017 at 4:34 am
                      Are you circumcised and thus a Jew. I am fair person we as Aryans respect the Semites (Jews and Arabs) but will let no people or country infiltrate ours like has been done to the USA. We shall also kill all the Islamic terrorists yet love all religions.
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