Israel’s Rejection

Aug 22nd, 2006, in IM Posts, by

Indonesia is not taking Israel's rejection of its plan to send peacekeeping troops lying down.

Israel's envoy to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, first brought up the Jewish state's objection to countries that have no diplomatic relations with Israel taking part in a peacekeeping mission that has the partial aim of protecting Israel from attack by Hizbullah (see Protecting Lebanon). These objections have been summarily dismissed by key figures in Indonesia.

Hasyim Muzadi, chairman of Indonesia's largest Muslim organization Nahdlatul Ulema (NU), said:

Lebanon is in urgent need of Indonesian military assistance.

No attention should be paid to Israel's objection to Indonesian participation, he added.

Foreign Affairs Minister Hassan Wirajuda said that the sending of Indonesian troops to Lebanon should not wait on the Israeli government's approval as the area where the troops would be deployed is in Lebanon, not in Israel.

According to the assistant to the UN Secretary General, the UN peacekeeping troops are deployed in Lebanon, not in Israel. So, the sending of troops to Lebabon needs no approval from Israel.

Wirajuda also said that the government feared the reaction of militant Islamic groups if it took part in disarming Hezbollah.

We don't want to be assigned to disarm Hezbollah because that would be sensitive.

According to him, there would be a backlash from hardline Islamic groups and Islamic-based political parties if Indonesian peacekeepers were involved in disarming Hezbollah.

Desra Percaya, a spokesman for the foreign office, said that no country had the right to veto any other's involvement in the mission, and:

Israel has no reason to refuse the participation of an Indonesian force.

Chairman of the parliament, Hidayat Nurwahid, also weighed in, as he frequently does, with:

Indonesian is not subservient to Israel. This is a test for the United Nations, will they be an organisation that represents all countries or just an extension of Israel.

Chatibul Umam Wiranu of the Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa (PKB) says:

..any country can contribute to UN peacekeeping forces regardless of their ethnicity, religion, or location.

Muhammadiyah chairman, Din Syamsuddin, said Israel's point of objection was irrelevant and Indonesia should ignore it, and:

Indonesia cannot and will not establish relations with Israel so long as Israel occupies Palestine. Especially not when Israel keeps attacking Palestine and Lebanon.

He advised also that Israel be charged with war crimes.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono reaffirmed that Indonesia would shortly send its army to Lebanon.

Our troops in Lebanon will be under the auspices of the United Nations.

Speaking at a celebration of the Islamic holy day, Miraj, SBY said that the example of the prophet Muhammad in creating peace should be followed by Indonesia, as the world's largest Muslim country:

Every Muslim wherever he is including in Indonesia is obliged to follow what Muhammad did. As a country with the world's largest Muslim population it is appropriate for us to play an active role in creating world peace, as Muhammad did.


13 Comments on “Israel’s Rejection”

  1. avatar Miss Indo 07 says:

    “As a country with the world’s largest Muslim population it is appropriate for us to play an active role in creating world peace, as Muhammad did.”

    Yes, Muhammad created world peace, but are you sure those Indonesians who go there to join the “SO CALLED peacekeepers soldiers” whatsoever, has the same intention with Muhammad?
    Do they seriously want to create world peace? or just want to make everything worse?
    I think if the UN allow them to go, sorry to say, then I think the UN is just as stupid as Indo government.

  2. avatar Fanglong says:

    As long as one believes in a kind of essential irreductibility between so-called opposites, there will be neither reason nor peace on this bloody earth. Is a Muslim a man before he’s a Muslim or a Muslim before he’s a man ? The same question for the Jews.

  3. avatar Oigal says:

    “Wirajuda also said that the government feared the reaction of militant Islamic groups if it took part in disarming Hezbollah.”

    At least he is being honest who is really beginning to call the shots in this country..

    Miss Indo, after having the misfortune to work along side the un for a number of years they are increbiblt stupid expect nothing else.

    Fang… huh?

  4. avatar Bradlymail says:

    I am afraid the Indonesia government will send jihadis instead of TNI.

  5. avatar Riccardo says:

    it looks there is more to the story than meets the eye! Iran seems to have a different agenda with these Muslim contingents.

  6. avatar kimi says:

    Those troops have a lot of advantages for us to modernize Indonesia rather than being sent to Lebanon for a peacekeeping action. There are still lots of houses and roads abandoned half done since the Tsunami struck in Indonesia.

  7. avatar Bradlymail says:

    i fully SBY commented… to follow Prophet Muhamad’s way to create peace.

  8. avatar Hassan says:

    Riccardo, I don’t believe your fairytale. you got your sources siding with and using Israel and mossad’s point of view. the view of the side that had killed 1.000 plus lebanese civilians and had always lied throughout history, from the time of moses till modern days. did you know how many UN resolution that Israel had ignored?

  9. avatar Riccardo says:

    Hassan, why does that not surprise me that you would not believe (or want to believe) such a thing?? hmmmm.
    my source is an Indonesian Muslim who hates Israel, and works in a key Indonesian ministry (departmen).

    And just for your continuing educational upliftment and the ever-running battle against propaganda-inspired ignorance, the Lebanese civlians that died were forced to be human shields for the Hezbollah monsters. That is a REAL war crime, spelled out clearly in the Geneva Convention.

  10. avatar Hassan says:

    ahh, another Jew version of the story.. do you think those lebanese people are all idiots or something? no one wants to be a human shield! instead of being used as a human shield, those people can evacuate, can’t they? are they just like sheep, being shepherded to the slaughterhouse by hizbullah?? your story is bullsh*t with a capital b.

  11. avatar Bradlymail says:

    Riccardo@ are you really serious about this ? I am not sure whether this information is genuine…not reported by media.

  12. avatar Riccardo says:

    Hassan,
    Do you think Sukarno is an idiot or something? Why would our first president sign the Supersemar? ANSWER: BECAUSE HE HAD MACHINE GUNS POINTED AT HIS FRIGGIN’ HEAD. So did those Lebanese WANT to be human shields? ANSWER: Of course not, but they hadHezbollah guns pointed at their friggin’ heads.

    Brad, does the logical part of your mind tell you that it is very likely true? Don’t ask me, ask yourself.

  13. avatar Hassan says:

    Riccardo: then why did those Israeli bombs only killed the ‘human shield’ civilians. did the hezbollah hostagers who pointed those guns at the civilians all of them somehow miracolously escaped death? the fact is civilian casualties numbered in 1300 people. the official hezbollah body count is about 50. could those hostagers be invisible??

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