Pinarayi Vijayan flays India strengthening relations with Israel

"India has also always opposed Israel's policy of oppression and Modi has taken a turnaround on that policy," Pinarayi Vijayan said. India has become a major purchaser of arms from Israel, he said, adding, "profits out of the arms deal (in Israel) are used for suppressing the Palestinan movement."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 6, 2017 10:25 pm
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Post Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Israel visit, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday flayed the strengthening of relations between the two countries, saying the creation of a ‘US-Israel-India axis’ was “dangerous”.

The senior CPI-M leader in a Facebook post reminded India that it had always supported the Palestinian cause. “The Zionist aim is not only to establish a Jewish nation but also to completely wipe out Palestine,” the chief minister said. He said it was difficult to accept the idea of a united fight against terrorism with Israel.

“India has also always opposed Israel’s policy of oppression and Modi has taken a turnaround on that policy,” Vijayan said. India has become a major purchaser of arms from Israel, he said, adding, “profits out of the arms deal (in Israel) are used for suppressing the Palestinan movement.”

The BJP-led government’s strategy reflects the “hate politics it practises in the name of religion and food,” Vijayan added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a three day visit to Israel. He is the first ever Indian Prime Minister who visited the Jewish state in the last 70 years. During the visit, key agreements related to space, technology, energy and water management were signed between the two leaders that could help both India and Israel in the future. PM Modi, however, did not pay a visit to Ramallah, detouring from the customary practices that the other ministers had followed.

The three day visit concluded on Thursday. The Prime Minister will now be flying to Germany to attend the G-20 summit.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. M
    Musthafa Niyas
    Jul 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm
    well said
  2. S
    Jul 9, 2017 at 8:45 am
    Indians worry more about CPIM terrorists, Mr Vijayan.
  3. S
    s mohan
    Jul 7, 2017 at 8:56 am
    What have the Palestinians done for India that we have to support them unconditionally? Does this guy Vijayan know that these very Palestinians criticize India at the OIC meetings as aggressors in Kashmir .?
  4. R
    Jul 7, 2017 at 7:25 am
    CPI(M) is more concerned about India's ties with Israel than with China's muscle-flexing at the border. Typical communists. Patriotic Indians should vote them completely out of the Indian Parliament.
  5. I
    Jul 7, 2017 at 6:53 am
    Please do not judge Kerala on the basis of what this guy is telling. He is telling only his openion. I am from kerala and I support Modi. I am sure that his visit to Israel is for the good.
  6. R
    Jul 7, 2017 at 2:18 am
    The Scriptures are quite clear that among all the nations in the world, God chose Israel as the one He would work with. This was the nation that God delivered out of slavery in Egypt, the nation to whom God gave the land of Canaan, and the nation through whom would come Jesus, the Messiah. Was there something special about these people unlike others.The ancient Israelites went into captivity for their sins and lost their national prominence, leading many to wonder, Why did God choose Israel? Still, there remains a bright future for these peoples. When Christ returns to this earth and sets up the Kingdom of God, He will restore Israel to its position of leadership in the world (Isaiah 11:12 14:1-2). A humbled, obedient people will then fulfill the leadership role God intended for them.
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    jay komerath
    Jul 6, 2017 at 11:25 pm
    Nobody can make peace with the Palestinians or for that matter,with the Pakis.Palestinians want the whole of Israel(ignoring more than 2000 years of History) not will Pakistan make peace with India Look at the Islamic world as a whole,how desperate it is-no education,no industsries, no production of wealth,No democracy,NO NOTHING!
  8. S
    Jul 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm
    30 years back i would have agreed with you. But today, the policy of using religion for land grabbing has been fully exposed.
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