3. Indonesia Would Be on “Suicide Mission” If Diplomatic Relations with Israel Begins
Earlier this week, the US government offered Indonesia Rp 28T to open diplomatic relations with Israel.
The Indonesian government has since staunchly asserted that it is not interested in the offer.
University of Indonesia Headmaster, Hikmahanto Juwana is confident that Indonesia will never forge diplomatic relations with Israel as the move would be a suicide mission.
Hikmahanto explained that there are several ways the Indonesian government would be affected if it extends its arm to Israel.
One of the reasons which he stated was the strong feeling of sympathy and solidarity towards Palestine among Indonesia’s predominantly Muslim society.
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