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from THE JAKARTA POST -- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009 -- PAGE 20 Wouldn't you wish that Indonesia had diplomatic relations with Israel? The trouble with not having an Israeli embassy in Jakarta is that you have nowhere to turn to every time you wanted to vent your anger and frustration, like many in Indonesia do now,' as they helplessly watch the continuing violence in the Gaza Strip on television day in and day out these past three weeks.
Your comments: I have previously commented on this topic on another thread, but I would like to comment on this story as well.
If Indonesia does not recognize Israel as a country, how can you condemn its actions? By your own reckoning, it does not exist. You cannot condemn any actions it takes unless you formally recognize its existence.
ROD, Sydney To open diplomatic relations only benefits Israel as it increases the …