Why Indonesia is a good partner for Israel - Opinion - Jerusalem Post
Indonesia–Israel relations refers to the historical and current bilateral relationship between . "Indonesia And Israel: A Relationship In Waiting". Jerusalem Center. Intimate business relationship between Indonesia and Israeli index-art.info article/indonesia-and-israel-a-relationship-in-waiting/. The Late Indonesian President Wahid's multiple Ties with Israel and He also had a close relationship with Prince Hassan bin Talal, King.
There is clearly an opportunity for an improvement in ties.
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So, what can Israel do to make more effective contact with Indonesia? First, the people of Israel should proactively reach out to the people of Indonesia, perhaps via the Internet and social media, to welcome them in a warm, inviting and respectful way.
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They could both explain to the Indonesian people that out of UN member states already have diplomatic relations with Israel, including a substantial number of fellow Organization for Islamic Cooperation and Non-Aligned Movement member states.
It should therefore be communicated to Indonesia that its treaty-enforcement, statecraft, advocacy, capacity-building and third-party mediation powers are more likely to be efficacious if Indonesia has diplomatic ties with both the Israelis and Palestinians. Lastly, the government of Israel should organize a diplomatic task force to strategically map where the convening power lies.
In particular, it should identify key people and institutions who have had the authority and a successful track record of bringing Indonesians and Israelis together in the past.
Israel should speak out in support of these civil- society peacebuilding efforts, as well as the establishment of an informal rapprochement coalition that combines the convening powers of each of them. There is real opportunity for change.
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has stated that there is no reason Indonesia should not have closer ties to Israel. Israel should seize this opportunity by increasing public diplomacy and business relations, driving the creation of bottom-up change.
The author is a mid-career master of public administration candidate at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
In AugustIndonesian and Israeli Chiefs of Air Staff met during a supposedly coincidental visit to Tehran to discuss the Indonesian procurement of 35 Douglas A-4 Skyhawk fighter aircraft from Israel, which were ultimately delivered in This, what press said was Rabin's unscheduled visit, happened during Suharto's chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement and shortly after the Oslo Accords.
Inafter the fall of New OrderIndonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid and Foreign Minister Alwi Shihab mentioned their wishes to open ties with Israel although only at the level of economic and trade links. He pointed to the fact that Indonesia has "long-term relationships" with China and the Soviet Union, two countries he viewed as having atheism as part of their constitutions, and further explained that Israel "has a reputation as a nation with a high regard for God and religion.
The Indonesian Foreign Ministry advised that the national tennis team was pulling out of its Fed Cup matches in Israel, saying "We are witnessing a military invasion by Israel and the arrest of scores of Palestinian officials It is now impossible to play there".
In an interview with the Jakarta Post he said, I misunderstand why the relationship between the majorities of Muslims in Asia is hostile to Israel. If it is because of Israel and Palestine, then how can it be reconciled that we have peace with Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, but not with eastern Asia? We protect the holy places in Israel, respect the Arabic language, and bring imams and rabbis together to have discussions.
I am posing a question if the Muslim countries in Asia can open the gate to their country for us, so that we can open up relations with them.
Why Indonesia is a good partner for Israel
There are so many opportunities in Israel and by stressing the need for cooperation we would like to get these countries to also have a share of these opportunities. But to do that, we need to have the opportunity to talk directly to these countries, which I hope, will come up soon. Analysts suggested that the printing of the letter might be a signal of a thaw between the two nations.