A question of ideology

Modi & Zionism

Print edition : August 04, 2017

Theodore Herzl. He founded the Zionist project. Photo: By Special Arrangement

David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister. He appreciated that the Zionist logic did not make sense to displaced Palestinians. Photo: CENTRAL PRESS

Mahatma Gandhi with Jawaharlal Nehru. Gandhi was clear in his condemnation of the Zionist project. Nehru’s support for Palestinians was based on realpolitik. Photo: The Hindu Archives

V.D. Savarkar. He welcomed the establishment of the state of Israel. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The Hindu right wing’s admiration for Israel and the Zionist ideology is born out of its antipathy to Muslims.
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