Israeli Spox: ‘BDS Is Far From The Indian Mentality’

A pro-Palestinian demonstrator holds up an anti-Israel poster during a demonstration at the residence entrance of Israel's ambassador to Turkey Gabby Levy, in Ankara, on June 2, 2010 after the May 31 bloodshed on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
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The Algemeiner reports: The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has no stronghold in India, a spokesman at the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi told The Algemeiner on Tuesday.

“BDS is far from the Indian mentality,” said Ohad Horsandi, who was discussing the intricacies of what he called the “improving, but delicate” relations between the two countries, in light of a report in The Hindu over the weekend that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduling a trip to Israel in a few months.

According to the report, the trip – which would be the first-ever visit of an Indian premier to the Jewish state – is being arranged to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between New Delhi and Jerusalem.

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