The upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel should ring alarm bells in Arab capitals, which see an ally in New Delhi. The current government, led by Hindu nationalists, has come to power with the agenda of weakening Muslims in India and elsewhere.
The Modi government’s foreign policy has been formulated in a way that erroneously makes the world believe that there is no greater friend of Arabs and Muslims than Modi. But behind the smokescreen, there is nothing to celebrate.
By cozying up to Tel Aviv, Modi has reinforced people’s belief that his government does not recognize the Palestinian struggle for freedom. India had always been a friend of Yasser Arafat, but India under Modi is desperate to be an ally of Benjamin Netanyahu who has presided over a sustained campaign to usurp Palestinian land and crush any form of resistance to Zionist aggression.