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Indonesia turns down Israeli pitch to normalise relations

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Days of Palestine, Jakarta -Indonesian government has turned down an Israeli pitch to normalise relations with the Israeli occupation state, sources revealed on Sunday.

Israeli occupation government has sent messaged to Indonesia in order to normalise relations with the Israeli occupation state.

During a meeting with a delegation of Indonesia journalists last week, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “The time has come for official relations between Indonesia and Israel.”

He added: “We have many opportunities to cooperate in the fields of water and technology. Israel has excellent relations with several countries in Asia, particularly China, Japan, India, and Vietnam.”

Commenting on the visit of the Indonesian journalists, Indonesian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said the country regrets “that such activities are politicised by Israel.”

Speaking to Jakarta Post, he added: “We want to assert that Indonesia’s support and efforts to push for the independence of Palestine will not change.”

In March, Israel prevented Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi from entering the occupied West Bank to meet with the Palestinian Authority president because she did not want to meet Israeli officials.

Later on, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely claimed that Israel and Indonesia had secretly agreed that Marsudi would visit Jerusalem, but Masrudi later backtracked on that deal. Indonesia denied the claims.