Netanyahu Visits India: Muslims Burn Israeli Effigies in Protest

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was greeted by protesters who burned effigies of all-things-Israel when he stopped by India for a recent visit.

Muslim protesters took to the streets in anger, setting on fire the Israeli flag and chanting ugly chants.

Nice welcome from those of the religion of peace and tolerance — yes?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in New Delhi on Sunday for a six-day visit which comes a few weeks after India voted to nullify the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the UN General Assembly.

Scores of Muslims have taken part in a rally in New Delhi to say “no” to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming visit to India.

During the rally, the protesters set an effigy plastered with Netanyahu pictures on fire. Anti-Israeli protests were also held in about 1,000 villages across India, according to media reports.

On December 20, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) voted 128 to 9 to condemn the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It declared the US move “null and void,” although this declaration is non-binding.

India voted in favor of the document, which was harshly criticized by Tel Aviv, which declared that it refuses to accept the UNGA’s decision.
Earlier in December, US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, ordering the State Department to launch the process of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

The decision caused an international uproar, with Palestinian officials calling it a provocation and President Trump’s biggest mistake.

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