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No change in position on Palestine: India

DNMUM402641 | 12/8/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :164 | India


New Delhi: Even as President Donald Trump officially recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, India on Thursday dissociated itself from the US move. “India’s position on Palestine is independent and consistent. It is shaped by our views and interests, and not determined by any third country,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
The US move sparked protests and condemnation from around the globe even as Trump instructed his State Department to begin the long process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, calling the twin move “a step to advance the peace process” between Israel and the Palestinians.
Officials here believe the move could deal a huge blow to the peace efforts in West A
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