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How Israel Checkmates Egypt through Ethiopia: Dams at Nile source

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    Ethiopia rejects Egyptian protests over Nile dam
    Construction of Grand Renaissance dam to continue despite Eygptian concerns over impact on water supply and farming

    Patrick Kingsley in Cairo
    Guardian UK

    CAIRO- Ethiopia has refused to halt work on a controversial giant dam across the river Nile that Egypt fears will severely curb its water supply.

    The refusal came after the Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, promised to “defend each drop of Nile water with our blood” and other senior Egyptian politicians called for the dam’s destruction.

    A spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister said on Tuesday that Morsi’s speech was irresponsible and that the project would proceed as planned.

    “Nothing is going to stop the Renaissance Dam. Not a threat will stop it,” Getachew Reda said via telephone. “None of the concerns the Egyptian politicians are making are supported by science. Some of them border on what I would characterise as fortune-telling.”

    Ethiopia hopes its Grand Renaissance dam – which will cost more than $4.3bn (£2.8bn) – will form Africa’s largest hydropower plant. But Egyptian authorities have contested its construction after water experts claimed it would drastically lower the level of the Nile, which supplies almost all of Egypt’s water, and could reduce cultivated farmland by up to 25%.

    In a speech to Islamist supporters on Monday night, Morsi called the Nile “God’s gift to Egypt”, and ambiguously veered between calls for peaceful dialogue, and veiled military threats. He said that while Egypt did “not want war … we do not accept threats to our security”, and claimed that all possible responses to the dam remained open to Egypt – a line that has been interpreted as a threat of force.

    Last week, other senior Egyptian politicians were filmed discussing aggressive measures against their upstream neighbours – apparently unaware that their discussion was being broadcast live. Younis Makhyoun, the leader of Egypt’s second largest political grouping, the ultraconservative Nour party, suggested to Morsi in a televised meeting that as a last resort Egyptian intelligence forces could destroy the dam. In response to the embarrassing gaffe, Ethiopia summoned the Egyptian ambassador in Addis Ababa to explain Egypt’s stance.



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    Now Israel's role:
    The Ethiopian Dam That’s Strengthening Israel
    July 26 2016
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    Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam, expected to be completed in 2017, will divert water from the Blue Nile and ultimately reduce the flow of water to Egypt. As a result, tensions between the two countries have risen. Egypt has moved closer to Russia, which is helping it to develop nuclear energy, and distanced itself from France since French companies are involved in the Ethiopian dam project. For Israel, the consequences are all salutary, writes Evgeni Klauber:

    The Ethiopians are angry with Egypt, while the Israeli prime minister, who has developed good relations with Ethiopia, can serve as a mediator between the two countries. . . .

    The Egyptian proposal for a regional peace conference [addressing the Palestinian question] is also related: it is . . . meant to neutralize the French initiative and reduce France’s influence in the region. . . . Egypt has a great deal to gain from good relations with Israel at the expense of the Palestinians. In 2015, Mohammad Dahlan, a former Fatah man, mediated among Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan [regarding the allocation of the Nile’s water]. Now that job has been taken from Dahlan and handed over to Israel. Many believe, [furthermore], that Egypt is paying lip service to the Ramallah government and that it will not stand steadfastly behind the principle of two states for two peoples.

    Even if Sisi’s regional peace initiative “doesn’t hold water,” Israel can expect it to continue to be its ally regarding Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the war against Islamic State in the Sinai, which is the clear enemy as far as Sisi is concerned. [This is another reason] Egypt has much to gain from a partnership with Israel, and not with bruised France.

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    The Ethiopian Dam Giving Israel and Advantage over the Palestinians
    https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2016/07/the-ethiopian-dam-thats-strengthening-israel/

    https://www.israelrising.com/coming-war-egypt-ethiopia-nile/

    http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2016/...thiopia-developing-water-resources-netanyahu/

    http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.730085
     
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    Al-Jazeera propaganda about This dam:




    Jewish fear mongering:


    Egypt citizens warns Ethiopia:
     
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    We should be careful in dealing with Israel, now Israel needs India. But how would Israel behave when India is not useful in future:
    Israel is surrounded by enemies, so it values every possible Allie. India imports arms from Israel. So on many occasions Jews and Israelis backed away and avoided conflict with Indians. For example:

    How Indian families took over the Antwerp diamond trade from orthodox Jews
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    Indians have come to control almost three-quarters of Antwerp’s diamond industry. (Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly)
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    July 23, 2015 Quartz india
    Antwerp’s diamond business had long been controlled by its orthodox, largely Hasidic Jewish community.

    Although 65% of the Jewish population of the city was exterminated during the Second World War, those who had remained, their ranks swelled by others fleeing former Nazi-occupied countries in Eastern Europe, had been able to regain control of the centuries-old diamond trade.

    In the popular European imagination, diamonds remain inextricably linked with the Jews. When I’d told a group of Julio’s colleagues in Brussels my plans for a story on the Indian community’s role in the trade, they’d expressed surprise. Diamonds? Wasn’t that a Jewish fiefdom?

    Once upon a time, it had been. But today it is the Mehtas and the Shahs rather than the Epsteins and Finkelszteins who rule Hoveniersstraat. Indians have come to control almost three-quarters of Antwerp’s diamond industry, a figure that had been associated with the Jews only a few decades ago.

    The first wave of Indians began to wash up on Antwerp’s shores in the 1960s. They started at the bottom of the business with low quality roughs, which offered very small margins of profit, and were of little interest to the established Jewish diamantaire houses. These stones were sent to family members back in India for cutting and polishing, where labour costs were a fraction that of Antwerp’s. Indians have come to control almost three-quarters of Antwerp’s diamond industry.

    Three decades on, the Indian community in Antwerp consists of around 400 families, a majority from the single town of Palanpur in Gujarat. Today, companies that had begun as one-man operations dealing with a handful of diamonds at a time, have been transformed into billion dollar, global enterprises, employing thousands of workers, with factories and offices dotted across the world.

    There are three main ingredients to this Indian success story: cheap labour, large families and a willingness to work harder than the competition.

    The cost of polishing and cutting diamonds in factories in Surat, the main diamond-processing centre in India, is as little as a tenth of the equivalent price in Europe. The inexorable logic of costs and demographics has meant that over the years the cutting and polishing business has almost disappeared into oblivion in European cities like Antwerp and relocated to Asia, in particular India.

    https://qz.com/459422/how-indian-families-took-over-the-antwerp-diamond-trade-from-orthodox-jews/

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB105389295228553000

    https://www.ft.com/content/120bdeaa-1778-11e6-9d98-00386a18e39d
     
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    Israeli authorities brand Indian Jew genetically inferior
    19th February 2017 QuickPress, Home, Israel
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    Marianne Azizi writes:
    Jacob is Indian. He is also an Israeli citizen. His parents immigrated to Israel when he was a very young boy.

    When Jacob reached the age of four he started kindergarten. But because his parents spoke their own language at home, his knowledge of Hebrew was weak. This was the cause of a lifetime of persecution by the Israeli education and welfare systems that continues to this day.

    For 20 years Jacob has been fighting in the courts for justice and compensation for the abuse he endured in the Israeli education system.

    Jacob suffers from muscular dystrophy but the Israeli authorities refuse to carry out a proper diagnosis and describe his physical illness as psychosomatic, or mental disorder.

    A “Neanderthal” from a “culturally inferior wasteland”
    Jacob has been described by the Israeli authorities as Neanderthal, coming from a cultural wasteland that is genetically inferior to Israeli society. He has also been accused of being a homosexual and told that he needs drugs to overcome his “anti-feminist” views.
    http://www.redressonline.com/2017/02/israeli-authorities-brand-indian-jew-genetically-inferior/
    http://www.theindependent.sg/man-cl...urled-racist-insults-at-sporean-indian-woman/

    Russian, Israeli enclaves in Goa will not be tolerated, says Manohar Parrikar
    Goa is visited by four lakh foreign tourists annually, of which many come down here on long term visa, including business visa.
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/russians-israeli-colonies-in-goa-manohar-parrikar/1/209865.html
     
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    India dithers on the Palestinian question
    Arms deals and US influence is behind India's 25-year-old rapprochement with Israel.
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      Vijay Prashad is the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books.

      Twenty-five years ago today, India and Israel established diplomatic relations. For decades until 1992, India had abstained out of principle from having close relations with Israel, a state seen as a colonial and apartheid power. But this hesitancy came to an end when India opened up its economy to the winds of globalisation and decided to tilt its foreign policy alignment towards Washington.

      Having normalised relations with India was a prize for Israel. India remains an influential country in the Global South and Israel hoped that India's entry into the ledger on its side would break apart the Global South's solidarity with the Palestinian people. This has not happened. Even India has not been able to fully join the pro-Israel camp.



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      A colonial power
      Being an international scofflaw and an occupying power, Israel has had a hard time breaking its diplomatic isolation among the states of the Global South. Solidarity with the Palestinian people - even if it has weakened over the years - remains strong, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. When there is a vote on the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the United Nations General Assembly, the margin is overwhelming: Only a handful of states - led by the US - stand with Israel.

      For decades since the 1950s, the Israelis have tried to break this wall of solidarity among the countries of the Global South. Neither sending aid packages to Western African countries, nor pleading to US allies in Asia helped them succeed. None of the states of the Global South would walk away from the basic principle that colonialism is abhorrent and that colonised people must have the right to resist - a formulation that the UN produced in its 1960 resolution on colonialism, which argued that "the process of liberation is irresistible". They saw Israel as a colonial power and the Palestinians as a people with the right to resist against their occupation.

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      It is clear that the volume of Indian arms purchases from Israel underwrites the country's stand against the occupation of Palestine.



      Over the years that I have covered the story of India's tilt towards Israel, I've met senior Indian diplomats who played a role in the 1992 events. Most of them agree that the real reason why the government - then led by the Congress Party - decided on a rapprochement with Israel is that this was the price demanded by Washington for India's foreign policy engagement with the US.

      Washington, Israel's emissary, made it clear that there could be no real strategic partnership between India and the US if the former continued to hold adverse views on Israel.

      What is important about this fact is that it was the Congress Party, and not the Hindu Right (Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP), that drove the policy of normalisation. The BJP, with its instinctual anti-Muslim politics, had long called for close relations with Israel, on the grounds that both the Israelis and the BJP have an antipathy to Muslims.

      It was not this anti-Muslim agenda that provoked normalisation, but it was the pressure from Washington. The Indian government at that time believed that it had to accede to commands from the International Monetary Fund and that it had to align itself with the new world developments - the emergence of US hegemony with the collapse of the USSR in 1991 and the exhaustion of the 'Third World Project'. As a result, India paid the price and established full diplomatic ties with Israel. Washington was satisfied.

      Israel's arms bazaar
      In 1998, India tested nuclear weapons for the second time, the first being in 1974. The US government was forced to stop selling India certain weapons systems because of the Glenn Amendment, which prohibits US military assistance to countries that acquire or transfer nuclear reprocessing technology outside of the international nonproliferation regimes.

      India had, before 1991, relied upon the USSR for weapons systems. It then moved to reliance on the United States and Western Europe. With the Glenn Amendment shutting off the US spigot and with international sanctions making it hard to buy certain systems from Western Europe, India turned to Israel.

      Israeli arms manufacturing has long benefitted from a close relationship with Western weapons manufacturers, going into joint ventures with several of them. India was able to buy - essentially - US arms from Israel, sidelining the Glenn Amendment.

      OPINION: India's forgotten solidarity with Palestine

      India quickly began to buy half of Israel's arms exports, with annual totals in the billions of dollars. These figures have remained stable over the years, although with the return of Russian arms, India has begun to diversify its sources. Nonetheless, it is clear that the volume of Indian purchases from Israel underwrites the occupation of the Palestinians. This is the most material relationship between India and Israel.

      It has been difficult for Israel to bring India to its side in diplomatic circles. India continues to be critical of Israel's occupation of Palestine - whether it be the wars on Gaza or the settlements in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem or indeed Israel's evisceration of the "peace process".

      Every time the Indian government - ruled by the temperamentally pro-Israel Hindu Right - tries to ignore Israeli actions, it faces an immense pressure from India's Arab allies, from the diplomatic corps in India and from the Indian left to be more forthright. It will be difficult for India to join the US, Palau and Nauru in the UN General Assembly to vote on behalf of Israel. This would lose India its fragile legitimacy in the Global South.
     
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    Drug business in India: Himachal and Nepal have good climate for growing Marijuana or Hashish. People take advantage of poor farmer's situation and use them to grow narcotic plants in their fields. Then people tranport these drugs to Goa beach parties for sale.



     
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    Israelis are not saints .
    Israel needs India more than vice versa .We only cares about our own permanent interests .

    Off topic :
    You really dislike this Israelis ?Right @InfoWarrior
     
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    When it comes to Business Bharatis are genetically inclined to succeed. Bharat was the only source of Diamonds in the world till 19th century, So it is apt that we take over the Diamond Industry,all that accumulated knowledge of our ancestors dealing with diamonds over centuries comes into play.
    The jews might have other things in mind for Bharat,so they let this small market pass. Watch out for their plans.
     
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    LoL, Hitler said the same about these race of people and now they are doing the same to Indians who they claim were the lost tribe as cultural wasteland,never trust these folks.
    I known Jews in Medicine,who were part of its defence forces as its compulsary conscription,they say Homosexuality is rife among their armed forces,but nobody talks about it in open its all mind your business,hush hush type.

    If you want to know the truth about Gentiles and how they treat the Goyim as Watch his videos.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/zionget

    The russians are a problem no doubt in goa,but these people are trying to infiltrate our society and in future they will try to claim part of India as their own or birthright,produce some historical made up evidence saying,A part of land belonged to the lost tribe,written in Sankrit.
    I saw many videos of Israel's tourists in India in Goa,who were proudly saying,someday this is going to be ours.What do they mean,they must have had some things told to them,which made them say that. India should not go bonkers over Israel, They hate us as Idolators deep inside as Monotheists.
    Do you see how many of these Western Indologists are jews,who are churning out atrocity literature against India and Hindus,
    Wendy Doninger,Sheldon Pollock, Audrey Truschke are some examples. We Indians never churn out Atrocity news against jews, for example, we could say "Hitler was a kind person,who was misunderstood" Just like these jews made Aurangazeb a Secular Monarch who was misunderstood, do this and see how these people howl and shout about Hitler and persecution,while they continue insulting Hindus and India in the most vile manner, Most of the Western News portals and Media are controlled by Semites and you see what kind of picture they give of us.
    These people are not to be trusted,they bite the hand that feeds them.We gave them Asylum when they were being persecuted all over the world and this is how they will repay us. Understand their nature.
    Not to worry, if these people keep up badgering Hindus with their atrocity literature in Western Media,then Bharat will also be closed for them.
     
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    Somebody should build a big Restaurant complete with Nazi Paraphrenalia and a big billboard of Hitler with "
    "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer"
    The Staff in that Restaurant should have Nazi dressed and the Menu should be labelled "Mein Kampf" with delicacies like "Gas the Chicken" "Oven for a mutton" "A turkey shot dead" etc. :respect:
    Can do many such things.
    We don't carry the baggage of Nazis or Germany.Swastika is our Symbol which was misused by Hitler,Close your eyes if you cannot watch the Swastika.
    They should be taught in the same language,when they write horrible things about Hindu gods ,well,we will give it back too.At this rate,the "Juden" will be fast getting rid of friends who thought they were innocent around the world.
     
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    No I don't dislike anyone, I like Israelis like most Indians...:cheers:
     
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