Pakistan and Israel Relations: A new turn in foreign policy expected

Pakistan and Israel Relations: A new turn in foreign policy expected


As the Pakistan India relations have worsen over the past few months and major alliances like KSA and UAE have openly endorsed Indian premier Modi; many suggest a policy change towards Israel.

Haaretz, a reliable Israeli newspaper has stated “Prime Minister Imran Khan and his military backers are giving unprecedented freedom to a highly-censored media to talk about establishing relations with Israel. 14 years to the day since the countries’ only public bilateral meeting, are conditions now ripe for a formal move?”

An eminent journalist, Kamran Khan suggests diplomatic ties with Israel in this war like situation with India in a tweet.

As stated by UN, 39 countries in the world don’t recognise Israel as a country due to its illegal occupation of Palestinian land. The states include 17 from the Arab league mainly Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Others are North Korea, Pakistan and Iran. A few years ago Israel was a taboo in Pakistan and many of the Arab countries, but overtime countries like KSA have shown lenience towards Tel-Aviv.

As the news about Israel’s Premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India circulates, some suggestions about revisiting the foreign policy towards Israel have started to float.

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