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Kindred spirits: Indonesia’s 75 years of unwavering support for Palestine

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, August 19, 2020   /  10:41 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (right) talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the start of their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Palestinian issues in Jakarta, on March 6, 2016.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

"Documenting 75 years of resilience" is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day on Aug. 17, 1945. The day after the United Arab Emirates announced it would become the first Gulf Arab country to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel last Thursday, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi received a phone call from her Emirati counterpart to discuss the new development. The agreement between the UAE and Israel, dubbed the Abraham Accord, was facilitated by the United States and includes Israel’s commitment to suspend plans to annex Palestinian territory in the occupied West Bank. The policy shift was the most significant development since Washington unveiled its “deal of the century” early this year. Read also: Indonesia drums up support for Palestine at UNSC Indonesia had spoken o...