The India-Israel Axis

(Wall Street Journal Asia) Sadanand Dhume - New Delhi appears ready to suggest publicly what many officials already acknowledge privately: A burgeoning strategic partnership with Israel matters more to India than reflexive solidarity with the Palestinian cause. On Monday, the government of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused to bow to pressure to censure Israel in Parliament. Most supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party see the Jewish state more like most Americans do - as a doughty democracy standing up to terrorism in a rough neighborhood. Both countries face a threat from Islamist terrorists. The writer is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

2014-07-25 00:00:00

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