The relentless demonization of Israel in Muslim countries extends even to faraway and increasingly less “moderate” Indonesia. “Indonesia: Govt bans celebrations of Israel’s independence,” from AGI, May 13 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Jakarta, 13 May (AKI/Jakarta Post) – Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa says the Indonesian government will halt any attempt to celebrate Israel’s independence day, because Indonesia does not officially recognise the state of Israel.
“Our policy on this has been crystal clear “” that we will recognise the existence of [the state of] Israel only if it acknowledges [the state of] Palestine,” Marty said Thursday as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
Earlier, the website eramuslim.com published a story that a Jewish community in Indonesia had planned to organize a local celebration of Israel’s independence day….