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India is trying to balance between its old ties with Palestine and growing relations with Israel. Elaborate with examples.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

1. India is trying to balance between its old ties with Palestine and growing relations with Israel. Elaborate with examples. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article talks of the India’s role amidst the ongoing issues between Israel- Palestine.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the role being played by India in detail in the Israel- Palestine issue.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of the question.

Body:

The violence started recently, when Palestinian protests began in Jerusalem over an anticipated decision of the Supreme Court of Israel on the eviction of six Palestinian families a neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem.

Israel’s operation “Guardian of the Walls” began with attacks on Hamas (a fundamentalist Palestinian group) tunnels close to the border fence with Israel.

India has adopted a balanced approach to the current Israeli-Palestine conflict that has pushed the volatile region into yet another cycle of violence.

Present the India’s long-standing position, discuss the dilemma before India.

Discuss the balancing act being played by India.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way ahead.