Gold to thank Indians for apparent shift in UN voting pattern

Foreign Ministry Dore Gold is expected to thank India for an apparent change in its voting pattern on Israel-related issues at the UN when he leads a high level Israel-Indian dialogue in the foreign ministry on Tuesday.

In a historic first in UN votes on Israel, India did not vote for the Palestinians, but rather abstained, in an anti-Israel resolution in the UN Human rights Council on Friday.

Indian government sources were quoted in the Indian media in December as saying that India, under the new government of Narendra Modi, was considering changing its automatic support for Palestinians at the UN, and abstaining on those votes. The Hindu newspaper at the time said such a move would be tantamount to a “tectonic shift” in the country’s foreign policy.


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