Subramanian Swamy commented on India’s vote on Jerusalem issue; heres what he said
Known for pursuing his own independent line, the BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said that India has made “a huge mistake” voting in the UN against the US on the Jerusalem issue.
A large number of Indians on Twitter also seems to agree with Swamy, according to media reports.
Earlier this month, the US officially declared the divided city of Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
Yesterday, India was one of 128 nations that voted against this US decision in the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
In defying the US, these 128 countries reaffirmed that Jerusalem’s final status must be decided in direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Swamy, a long-time supporter of Israel, said India voted against its national interest, because “Palestine has never supported India on Kashmir question”, while Israel “has stood with India always”.
The BJP MP also said that West Jerusalem belongs to Israel, so he sees nothing wrong with the US, or for that matter, India, having their embassies there. >