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Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu ideological soul-mates: Karat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and his Israeli counterpart are "ideological soul-mates", the (M) claimed, opposing the visit of to from January 14. In party organ 'Peoples' Democracy', former CPI(M) has opposed Netanyahu's visit, saying the Israeli should know that secular and democratic-minded people oppose his policies. "His official visit is not something which is to be welcomed. is coming at the invitation of the and are ideological soul-mates, one represents right-wing ultra-Jewish nationalism while the other is an advocate of right-wing Hindutva nationalism," Karat wrote. Opposing the visit, he said should know that his "aggressive anti-Palestine" policies are opposed by the secular and democratic-minded people of Karat also criticised the policies of the Israeli claiming, being the "most right-wing", the country has openly advocated expulsion of Palestinians from the "occupied territories" and is treating Arabs within the borders of as second-class citizens. He has also alleged that the has legalised private lands expropriated from Palestinians and has decided to allow a new settlements to be built in the West Bank after two decades, while expanding existing settlements. clarified, "Contrary to the BJP government's pro-Israeli stance, and its people have always stood in solidarity with the Palestinians and opposed Israeli aggression".

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 19:00 IST
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