Written by Muhammad Azimul Haque
When countries of Middle East who fought wars with Israel, have established links with the Jewish state, why should it remain a taboo for Indian Muslims to talk to some Jews. Undoubtedly the Palestinians have suffered at the hands of Israel. A group of Rabbis had even met Iran’s premier Ahmedinejad. That is just to put forth the point that all Jews can’t be alike or anti-Muslim, as many Muslims feel. I fail to understand the kind of outrage whenever Israel or Jews are mentioned.
Yasser Arafat could talk. Egypt, Syria and even Pakistan can have links with Israel. Beduin arab Muslims can serve in Israel Defence Forces. Then why can’t Indian Muslims have good relations with Israel! Is it that just like western powers Muslims have become hypocrate on this issue? Let Burney Sahab go to Israel and remind the Jews a few things about their history and how Muslims acted as their protectors for centuries when the Christian West was baying for their blood. Details of which is available here.