Indonesian reactions to the renewed Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
It's worth noting here that Indonesia boasts the largest population of Muslims in the world.
Islam is not an Arab religion; it is a religion. We must remember that, both to avoid counterproductive racialization of the religion and our conflicts with Muslim nations, and to understand the full ramifications of our foreign policies. The Middle East+ (i.e. ME plus Afghanistan, Pakistan) is not the only site of Islam by a long shot.
Meanwhile, Syria sends humanitarian aid to Gaza through a totally reputable Syrian humanitarian organization.
This is, er, not good political news for Israel.
Dammit, when will people learn to privilege their long-term interests over their short-term interests?