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Indonesia And Israel: A Relationship In Waiting to conduct unoﬃcial dealings with Israel, most signiﬁcantly in the area of military hardware. We can't be a mediator if we don't know Israel. We must be close with both Israel and Palestine.”. Israel and Indonesia are two nations whose relations―due to political Another area in need of improvement is the Indonesian dairy industry, which “Indonesia and Israel, a Relationship in Waiting,” Jewish Political Studies.
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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?
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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. 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.
For example, the largest number of Hindus residing outside of South Asia live in Indonesia.
As a successful G20 economy, Indonesia is too large and significant of an emerging global power to be ignored. Today, approximately Indonesian Jews, mostly descendants of Iraqi and Dutch Jews, are scattered across Jakarta, Surabaya, Manado and other locations. Despite the lack of formal bilateral relations, interactions between Israelis and Indonesians have been limited, but astonishingly positive.
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For example, annually, between 11, and 15, Indonesians visit Israel. In Marchupon welcoming a delegation of Indonesian journalists to Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that he would like for his country to establish diplomatic relations with Indonesia, and to work with its citizens in areas such as water and high tech.
The time has come to change the relations, and the reasons that prevented that in the past are no longer relevant. At present, there are several Indonesian Facebook groups and approximately half a million Facebook Likes by Indonesian citizens in favor of the advancement of Indonesian-Israeli relations. Throughout his presidential campaign inIndonesian president Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, prominently called for the transformation of the country into a global maritime nexus, a critical node in the increasingly integrated Indo-Pacific ecumene.
True to his words, Indonesia has taken an increasingly vocal stance on regional maritime disputes, especially in the South China Sea.
To deal with the crisis, Jokowi appointed the feisty Susi Pudjiastuti as minister of maritime affairs and fisheries. Over a weekend last year, Susi, who survived multiple cabinet reshuffles, ordered 81 vessels caught for illegal fishing blown up as a form of deterrence.
Hundreds more suffered the same fate under her watch. As a result of her tough policy, fishing stocks have more than doubled, while most of the 10, foreign illegally fishing boats, mostly from Chinese and Vietnam, have disappeared. Sincethere have been multiple maritime incidents in the area, with Indonesia coastguard vessels jostling with their Chinese counterparts, who have been protecting Chinese fishermen straddling overlapping fishing grounds between the two countries.