Will Pakistan be able to withstand international pressure to recognize Israel?

 



Nur Dahari, a British-Pakistani analyst in the Israeli newspaper "Israel Hayom", said Pakistan should follow the Gulf countries and normalize relations with Israel. 

Dahari is the founding executive director of the UK-based Theology of Counterterrorism.

 It has been said that the UAE and Bahrain have been able to work with Israel on trade and strategic issues through diplomatic relations. 

The Arabs are in Tel Aviv and the Israelis are in Abu Dhabi-Dubai. The propaganda is going on that after Sudan-Morocco, Oman-Saudi Arabia will also establish relations. 

Dahari added that today or tomorrow, Qatar will also take part in the 'Abraham Agreement'.

 "Even if Pakistan's doors are not closed, the national interest does not allow relations with the Jewish state," he said, adding that "intelligence and military ties exist between the two countries and Pakistan does not consider Israel an enemy state." 

Even if the whole world establishes relations with the Jewish state, Pakistan will not do so. "We cannot take any action against the oppressed Palestinians. We are with them. "Mr Khan told Urdu 92 News Television in an interview." We should wait until the Palestinian issue is resolved.

According to the Times of Israel, one of Imran Khan's advisers visited Israel last November to discuss bilateral relations. 

The Pakistani government has denied the visit, but an unnamed Israeli newspaper has reported on the visit. 

Khan's diplomatic envoy is said to have spoken about the existing relations between the two countries. It has been claimed that the two countries are advancing on 'soft' and 'slow' policies due to anti-people sentiments. 

According to Dahari, Pakistan's relations with the Arab world are strained due to its close ties with Turkey. 

The UAE suspended work visas for Pakistanis last November, while millions of Pakistanis work in the emirate. 

These workers are sending billions of dollars a year to the country. Saudi Arabia recently pressured Pakistan to repay its debt, and on two occasions Pakistan repaid a large amount of debt to Riyadh by borrowing from China.

 The Saudi Crown Prince has announced that his government may repatriate 2 million Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia, and has announced plans to launch a multi-billion dollar project in India instead of Pakistan. All this is a big blow for Pakistan.

 The 'two crown princes' of the Arab world are very dissatisfied with Pakistan over its relations with Iran and the Turkey-Iran-Pakistan railway project. 


"I spoke to a Pakistani military source," wrote Sama Junejo, a political scientist at the University of Leicester, as a columnist for the Pakistani newspaper Daily Khabar Inn.

 They have all denied it. According to my own sources, a Pakistani adviser has gone to Tel Aviv via London. 

It is learned that officials of both the countries have come and gone a few times in secret. She claimed that this had happened even during the tenure of Nawaz Sharif. 

The source further claimed that there had been several meetings between Pakistan's ISI and Israel's Mossad, and that WikiLeaks had also released "documents" on the matter. 

Israel is moving cautiously. In 2016, Imran Khan was having dinner at a restaurant in New York.



 Israeli leader Netanyahu had separate reservations for dinner there. When he found out that Imran Khan was at dinner, he did not go there to eat.

India believes that if Pakistan recognizes Israel and normalizes relations with it, it will not have any effect in West Asia, but will weaken Pakistan's position on the Kashmir issue. 

The Indian media, The Print, published a report on the issue, calling it unprofitable. Despite rumors that Pakistan is embarking on groundwork for relations with Tel Aviv, Pakistan is reluctant to make concessions in any forum on the Palestinian and Kashmir issues. 

According to an article in the Middle East Eye, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has told the media that there is a lot of pressure on Pakistan to recognize and have relations with Israel. 

What is the source of this pressure? Washington, of course. Saudi Arabia is said to be directly pressuring on behalf of  Washington. 

Saudi Arabia itself is unable to "officially" normalize relations with Israel at this time due to restrictions on the 2002 Arab peace plan.

India thinks that establishing Pakistan's relations with Israel is not a straightforward matter. 

In 2005, Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri held high-level secret talks with Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. 

This is the first 'historic' meeting between the two countries. In 2016, businessman Jet came to Islamabad from Tel Aviv. 

The incident took place on the eve of Netanyahu's first visit to Oman, but Pakistan denied it. Netanyahu's visit to Oman was the first in 20 years.

According to official sources, Pakistan is under tremendous pressure from Washington, especially from outgoing President Trump. 

He wants to bring Pakistan under the 'Abraham Agreement' before leaving. Talmiz Ahmed, a former Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, said Pakistan was under pressure from the Trump administration and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

Ahmed said, "Trump is working on a vow to normalize relations between Israel and some Arab and Muslim countries, and he wants to make history." 

The Saudi Crown Prince wants to support the US right-wing and pro-Israel lobby for political reasons.

India believes that establishing relations with Israel will not work on the Kashmir issue. If this recognition is not forthcoming, then Joe Biden is in power If it comes, it may be postponed or delayed.

 It cannot be said that the Biden administration will approve everything in Israel and Saudi Arabia. Without it, Pakistan's various political parties and Islamists will not take relations with Israel well. 

This will start the political crisis of Imran Khan and will create a huge public outcry in the country which may get out of control. The Pakistani and Afghan Taliban could start an armed struggle. 

Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. "Pakistan has been known as the 'champion' of the Palestinian and Kashmir issue for many years," Kugelman said. Relations with Israel will tarnish that image. 

Then the help of the army will be needed to maintain law and order. Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. 

"Pakistan has been known as the 'champion' of the Palestinian and Kashmir issue for many years," Kugelman said. Relations with Israel will tarnish that image. 

'The United Arab Emirates is also working on to drag  Pakistan into their team. Because the Emirate was the first to sign the Abraham Agreement. 

When UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited Islamabad in January last year, he raised the issue of "relations" at the negotiating table. 

Last November, a Pakistan Business Jet, used only for secret military tours and meetings, flew to Amman with "experts" and met with Israeli officials.

 Avi Scharf, editor of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, tweeted. Renowned Pakistani columnist Ayesha Siddiqui said, "What was the Pakistan Army aircraft PA-9634 doing in Amman for two days when there was no work?"

If Pakistan normalizes relations, Pakistan will be favored by the right wing of the United States.

 If Biden questions Pakistan's involvement in the Taliban and its extremists, the move could work. Analysts believe that the FATF will also benefit Pakistan in terms of the Financial Action Task Force.

Last December, word spread that Pakistan was normalizing relations with Israel - and various groups, including Islamists, staged street protests in Pakistan.

 The State Department was able to control the protests using a variety of tactics. Despite being officially denied, the media and intellectuals think, ‘there is something wrong’. 



Pakistan-Israel relations will surely make history. When Israel overthrew the Palestinians in 1948, Pakistan did not recognize it. 

Analysts believe a change has taken place in the Arabian Peninsula; Its waves will hit some more countries.

If such a wave hits Pakistan, protests will start in the country. Musaddiq Malik, of the Pakistan Muslim League, said such an issue needed to be decided at a larger level without discussion by a few and in consultation with the Palestinian delegation. 

The matter can be discussed in Parliament. However, it is true that this decision will not come in the parliament and the foreign pressure will be on the Prime Minister more than the MPs.

Relations with Israel were also discussed behind the scenes during the time of former President Pervez Musharraf. However, it did not materialize.

Many Pakistani political scientists think that when the Arabs want to live in peace with their enemies, it is worth considering why the non-Arabs will take an anti-Israel stance.

According to Israeli media, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Saudi Neom city, which is developing as the world's best tourist destination. The issue was to 'bring Pakistan in line'.

Pakistan is dependent on Saudi Arabia and the UAE in times of foreign reserves and financial crisis. 

The two countries want to take advantage of this opportunity. This does not mean endangering Pakistan or severing ties. 

About 4 million Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia and the UAE send 4 billion USD a year in fees to the country, which is about half of Pakistan's 9 billion in remittances. 

Therefore, it is not possible for Pakistan to come into enmity with these two countries. Last August, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed frustration with the OIC over the Kashmir issue and called on Saudi Arabia to "take a leadership approach."

About 4 million Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia and the UAE send 4 billion USD a year in fees to the country, which is about half of Pakistan's 9 billion in remittances. 

Therefore, it is not possible for Pakistan to come into enmity with these two countries. Last August, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed frustration with the OIC over the Kashmir issue and called on Saudi Arabia to "take a leadership approach". 

In his remarks, Saudi Prince bin Salman was furious and demanded an early repayment of the 2 billion loan. 

Pakistan repaid two billion rupees from China in two installments. The prince also canceled a 3.2 billion oil deal. The Crown Prince did not meet Pakistan Army Chief General Kamar Javed Bajwa when he visited Riyadh.

Pakistan is said to have had secret military ties with Israel since 1980, when Ziaul Haq was posted to Jordan as a brigadier general and joined Jordan in the Black September War in 1970-71. 

Seven thousand Palestinians were killed in that war, and General Zia was called the "darling of the Jewish state."

 Pakistan-Israel cooperation lasted until 1970; Then the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Israel and Pakistan exchanged defense information during the Afghan war.

Secret relations with Israel increased during the time of General Pervez Musharraf. During his tenure, the two countries initiated the first diplomatic talks. 

Diplomatic officials discussed information on defense and terrorism in Ankara and Istanbul.

In 2009, ISI provided information to Mossad about an attempt to assassinate some Israelis in India. 

WikiLeaks smuggled the information to the public when it was placed on a cable in the United States. 

In March 2020, Pervez Musharraf called on the government to establish relations with Israel. 

According to him, Tel Aviv-Delhi relations Pakistan's relations with Israel need to be normalized in order to counter this.

 At a press conference in Dubai last March, Musharraf admitted that he was trying to establish relations with Israel. 

‘The Israelis responded quickly to my call. I believe that Israel is interested in establishing better relations with Pakistan.

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