The move – which Netanyahu has called a "historic opportunity" – was planned as Israel's biggest ally, the United States, continued to show signs of supporting Israel's expansion. Following the signing ceremony, the Palestinian Minister for Foreign Affairs commissioned the Embassy of the State Palestine in Jakarta. He said that "Israel`s unproportionally all-out war on Hamas with a great number of fatalities is an unforgettable human tragedy. [7] Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa also condemned the action and said that the Israeli blockade in Gaza is a violation of international law. Indonesia for Palestine. During a visit to Jordan in May 2006, the President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono reiterated Indonesia’s support for Palestinian independence including through the resumption of peace talks, as well as expressing Indonesia’s concern over the Palestinian conditions, including in terms of finance, amidst the economic sanctions imposed by Israel. Retno said she picked up a call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday during which she asked the US to help stop Israel's plan. With the fall of New Order, Abdurrahman Wahid attempted to improve relations with Israel but he was removed from office in July 2001 and no effort was maintained to improve the relations between Indonesia and Israel. Around half a million Jews have settled in the West Bank since 1967, but the area has never been officially recognized as Israeli territory since the international community deems the settlement a violation of international law. Indonesian Presidents Sukarno strongly supported the Arab States' aggression and struggle against Israel. BUSINESS- 311 likes. [4], On 21–23 October 2007, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas conducted his first-ever official State visit to Indonesia. Saudi Arabia has also rejected the plan despite its closeted relations with Israel. "Our foreign policy towards Palestine will not change. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday it will annex the occupied West Bank in July despite growing condemnations by the global community and even its own allies, as Time has reported. Indonesia had welcomed the Palestinian Declaration of Independence by the Palestinian National Council in Algiers, Algeria, and had recognized the State of Palestine on 16 November 1988. [5], During the 2008-2009 Gaza War, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the Indonesian government remained consistent in supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people to maintain their rights and sovereignty. Indonesia was very hostile towards relations with Israel from the very beginning.

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