Indonesian president urges Israel to end ‘Colonization Of Palestine,’

Indonesian Presidet Joko Widodo and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo: OIC)
Indonesian Presidet Joko Widodo and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo: OIC)

Indonesia is ready to take “concrete steps” to end Israel’s “colonization of Palestine,” Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Monday in opening remarks during a special summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jakarta. Indonesia is one of the few countries that do not recognize Israel as a nation.

“As part of the international community, Israel must immediately stop its illegal activities and policies in occupied territories,” Widodo reportedly said. “As long as the independence of the Palestinians has not been handed over to the Palestinians, Indonesia will stand against the Israeli occupation.”

The two-day OIC summit, organized at the request of the Palestinian Authority, is being attended by representatives from 57 nations. Additionally, the Middle East quartet — the United Nations, Russia, the United States and the European Union — are also present at the meeting.

“The OIC should be part of the solution, and not part of the problem. If the OIC cannot be part of the solution to Palestine, then the OIC becomes irrelevant,” Widodo said.

ndonesian President Urges Israel To End 'Colonization Of Palestine,' Calls On Muslim World To Unite
ndonesian President Urges Israel To End ‘Colonization Of Palestine,’ Calls On Muslim World To Unite

The Israel-Palestine conflict centers around disagreements over what regions should be included within the borders of a future independent Palestinian state, and the fate of Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank. While the Palestinian government insists that the West Bank territories are part of its proposed state, the region has been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War — in direct contravention of the United Nations Resolution 242 that calls for the withdrawal of the Israeli military.

“The summit is a response to the urgent and persistent worrying situation in Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif [Jerusalem], which affects not only the Palestinian people, but also the world’s Islamic Ummah,” the OIC said in a statement published on its website. “The Summit is expected to come forward with a Resolution, which will reaffirm the principled positions of the OIC Member States on the issues of Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and a Jakarta Declaration, which will present commitments of the Leaders of the OIC Member States to pursue concrete steps in support of Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif.”

 

IB Times

  • Barry

    I wonder if this means that the Indonesian Army will not take delivery of its Israeli arms and the police will turn back its shipment of riot gear. They should also send back the drip irrigation used throughout the country. oh, and stop using Google, since it employs thousands of Israelis. Those are concrete steps.

    • Reasonableman

      Do you have proof indo takes israeli arms??

      • Barry

        Yeah, tons of it. I cannot copy paste links but go to Times of Israel on Worst Kept Secret about general trade and then Google drone and spy plane sales.
        Then Google agricultural links and then security counter terror cooperation.
        Then do the same on Israel w Malaysia and just about every Muslim country in the world.

        • Reasonableman

          If you cant prove anyyhing its all hot air snd propergander.
          There is still speculation over everything israel publishes

          • Barry

            Moron. A simple Google search would have led you to all those articles. I even sent you to a specific site.
            You say there is speculation on Israeli sites, but you Jew haters quote them ALL THE TIME when you need to. Since they have freedom of the press, they publish every story on corruption and crime in their country. Those you trust. When it exposes Muslim and Arab dictators’ hypocrisy, not so much.
            PS- Not that you would ever go, but if you stroll in Tel Aviv by the sea, you might see Gulf Arabs and South Asian Muslims on vacation, some of whom are getting medical procedures done in Israeli hospitals.
            Dope.

          • Hind Abyad

            Google like ‘Deir Yassin was a hoax’………..?
            ‘Israel among most corrupt developed states study finds.’
            http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-among-most-corrupt-developed-states-study-finds/

          • Barry

            Deir Yassin was not a hoax. Its perpetrators bragged about it (though they bragged about killing 200 total people, of whom 150 were supposedly captured combatants; we can debate the details another time; I have a flight to catch). They were condemned even within Israel and the broader Jewish community. The Net is filled with whackos.
            The ToI article is supposed to be ironic since Israel passes as a First World country in all other surveys. Trust me, I used to work for a corporation that did these studies. I had nothing to do with them. I only analyzed and wrote them up for media consumption.
            If Israel was as corrupt as this study claimed, there would never be so much foreign investment and such a dynamic economy.
            Then again, maybe you, writing from your Lebanon-in-exile hole in the wall, can do better. I will tell the Israeli scientists who put up its satellites to put them on hold since Hindy thinks their nation is corrupt.
            PS- how did you bring up Deir Yassin on an article on Indonesia doing business with Israel? Geez, the Indos are a lot smarter than you are.

          • Hind Abyad

            1- I don’t live live in Lebanon now.
            2- Rudy1947 posted me Deir Yassin hoax.
            3- If Israel has so much investments, why this??

            “Study -at least 78 of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israeli coffers”.

            http://mondoweiss.net/2016/03/study-at-least-78-of-humanitarian-aid-intended-for-palestinians-ends-up-in-israeli-coffers/?utm_source

          • Rudy1947

            Did a battle occur….yes.
            Was it a massacre…..definitely not.

          • 5thDrawer

            Relativity again … sigh …

          • Rudy1947

            Huh?

          • Barry

            1. Of course not. I figured that a long time ago. You live in the West, enjoy itS freedoms and luxuries and spit on it. Typical.
            2. Nothing to do w me.
            3. Israel gets investment. I write about global finance. Trust me, the world is falling all over each other to buy Israeli. In fact, WSJ said local Israeli cos are now buying since they are full of money and paying top price.
            As far as Mondo goes, the article makes sense. Pals had chances for an indy country at least twice. They refused and chose intifatah. They lost. Israel controls the keys to their house. Lice by the sword, die by its now they have to buy israeli cement ad cucumbers with their aid. Tough. Any oher country would nevwe allow their enemies such things. Putin bombed Grozny into dust. Israel treats Hamas leaders and their fa miles in Jewish hospitals.

          • Hind Abyad

            It’s the same Zionist supremacist arrogance paternalist talk (that’s why you’re here).
            The Middle East have long memories. Zionists have Europe antisemitism memories copy the Nazis. Your history is revisionism it created terrorism, invented wars.
            Jews and Palestinians lived in peace till Herzl- Jabotinsky- Balfour- Ashkenazim invasion.
            The Balfour Declaration was not respected.

            “Elizabeth Monroe in Britain’s Moment in the Middle East conceded that to the Jews who went to Palestine, the Declaration signified fulfillment and salvation. But she also notes that to the British the Declaration brought much ill will, and complications that sapped their strength. “Measured by British interests alone,” argued Monroe, “it is one of the greatest mistakes in our imperial history.”

            http://www.lrb.co.uk/v22/n23/charles-glass/the-great-lie

          • Hind Abyad

            PS. “Moron. A simple Google search would have led you to all those articles”

  • 5thDrawer

    In some places they just bomb the concrete.

    • Matrix

      Nice play with words….