Was this behaviour expected?Since independence, India always supported Palestine in all international fora. Due to Nehru's foreign policy, India blindly supported Palestine against Israel. Even when the Palestinian terrorists killed Israeli athletes before the commencement of Munich Olympics in 1972, India didn't officially condemn Palestine for this incident. India and Israel didn't have diplomatic relations for a very long time. Even during the last week, India voted against the USA and Israel on the issue of Jerusalem.
On the other hand, Israel never acted against India. Even before establishing full-fledged diplomatic relationship with India, Israel helped India in different manners. During Kargil conflict, India was benefitted from Israel. After establishing diplomatic relationship, Israel has been proving technology in different sectors to India.
But what is the return from Palestine? Last week, Palestinian ambassador in Pakistan was with Hafiz Sayid, the 26/11 culprit, in the same podium. These two were seen intimately talking to each other. Although Palestine has withdrawn its diplomat from Pakistan after India lodged strong protest, this event has proved the mindset of Palestinians towards India. It was also witnessed in the past that during Indo-Pak wars, Palestine never supported India.
Time has come to review India's relation with Palestine. We have to come out of Nehruvian legacy of supporting Palestine. Let us build strong and enduring relationship with Israel in the New Year.