India on Thursday(21st December) voted against America’s proposal for considering Jerusalem as Israel’s capital at United Nations General Assembly. By doing this the NDA government stuck to India’s last seven decades long position on Israel- Palestine Conflict.
This step by India has come as a relief for Palestine as in July 2015 India had abstained from a vote against Israel at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva — this was seen as a subtle shift in India’s policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
Palestinian concerns increased further after PM Modi visited Israel earlier this year and skipped a visit to nearby Palestine.
Donald Trump administration on December 6 announced shifting of Israel’s capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives were among 128 nations who opposed America’s controversial move.