Thus, like the United States, India is a natural ally for Israel. Although the U.S. remains the world’s superpower, the global balance of power is shifting east, with ascendant economic heavyweights such as India and China gaining increasing power.
Israel must develop new political alliances and strong economic partnerships with countries that hold political and economic power, particularly those that share interests and concerns with Israel. India meets all these criteria.
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is founder and president of The Israel Project,a nonprofit educational organization that provides factual information about Israel and the Middle East to media, leaders and the public.
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President Obama’s trip to India last week highlighted India’s growing importance to the United States. Similarly, cooperation between India and Israel is expanding, as the importance of each country to the other increases.