Why Modi's India aligns more closely with Israel than with Palestinians

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Feature article on why India's commentators see traditional support for Palestinians as anachronistic and inimical to the national interest. Dr Harsh Pant is quoted, arguing that India is disappointed by what it sees as the Arab world's simplistic position on the thorny issue of Kashmir: 'India has received no worthwhile backing from the Arab countries in the resolution of problems it faces in its neighbourhood, especially Kashmir. There have been no serious attempts by the Arab world to put pressure on Pakistan to reign in the cross-border insurgency in Kashmir,' he said.
Period2 Aug 2014
Held atAl Jazeera, Qatar