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The world is paying attention to Indonesia’s role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Experts highlight Indonesia’s big role in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Indonesia is considered to have value in the eyes of the world in resolving conflicts between various countries.

In a national webinar entitled “Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Opportunities for Resolution” on Friday, 17 November 2023, former Indonesian Ambassador to Ukraine, Yuddy Krisnandi, revealed that the world is waiting for real action from Indonesia in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Krisnandi emphasized that Indonesia, with its strength in the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), has greater bargaining power than Arab countries, so Indonesia’s role is highly expected in resolving the conflict.

“OIC countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates do not have as much bargaining power as Indonesia in voicing the interests of Muslims,” ​​said Yuddy.

Prof Abdul Mu’ti, General Secretary of PP Muhammadiyah, also spoke in the webinar, observing the conflict from two dimensions. He noted that land claims by the Zionists were a trigger for conflict from a theological perspective, and in the political aspect, Muhammadiyah argued that a political solution, especially a “two-state solution,” was a more logical step to resolve the war between the two nations.

“And a two-state solution or a two-state solution is the most logical solution for resolving the conflict between the two nations, because according to the Israeli people they also have the right to live in that area, it’s just that so far they have been occupying Palestinian land, which is considered colonialism. ” said Mu’ti.

On the other hand, the Chancellor of Jenderal Achmad Yani University, Prof. Dr. Hikmahanto Juwana, stated that the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, qualified as a war criminal for the attack on Gaza, Palestine. However, challenges arise because Israel is not a member of the Rome Statute, and court proceedings may only be possible through a UN Security Council resolution.

“But, in the future the US will definitely veto this at the UN Security Council, so the world body will actually be like a ‘toothless tiger’,” he said.

Prof. Imron Cotan, Observer of Strategic and Global Issues, differentiates between Jews and the Zionist movement. He criticized the actions of the Zionists who rule in the Israeli government, especially highlighting Amihay Eliyahu’s controversial statement regarding the nuclear bomb in Gaza, which was considered to violate the nuclear taboo after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki events.

“Eliyahu’s statement is deeply regretted by various groups, because after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, the world was guided by the nuclear taboo, which holds the view that although certain countries are allowed to have nuclear weapons, they are morally not permitted to use them,” said Imron.

In the context of resistance, Palestinian forces are considered to have the right to free themselves from Israeli colonialism. However, major countries, especially the US, seem to only recognize Israel’s right to defend itself after the Hamas attack on October 7, without paying attention to the oppression that the Palestinian people have experienced for 75 years.

Hery Sucipto, Executive Director of the Moya Institute, expressed deep concern and anger over the humanitarian tragedy in Gaza, with more than 50 percent of the victims of Israeli attacks said to be babies and children, reaching the largest number since the 2000 Intifada.

“Therefore, the Moya Institute took the initiative to hold this webinar to analyze developments that have occurred, read about possible potential solutions, including reviewing possible steps that Indonesia can take to play a more active role in efforts to create peace between Palestine and Israel,” he concluded.

As is known, the Moya Institute took the initiative to hold a webinar with the aim of analyzing the development of the conflict, reading potential solutions, and examining possible steps that Indonesia could take to play a more active role in creating peace between Palestine and Israel.

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