THE SEASON OF VIOLENCE AND SEPARATISM .

The world is in the throes of violence breeding hatred , fanaticism and separatism. There are no signs of respite whatsoever.

INDIA

 Kashmir the most picturesque valley is hit by intense violence day in and day out. The border skirmishes between Pakistan and Indian army are on the increase breeding casualities particularly targeting Police forces which have lost six cops recently in the fierce encounters in south of Kashmir.

Although a good number of militants have been killed by Indian Army and Paramilitary forces , the militants continue to be on the offensive and continue targeting the Army quarters and police stations, killing innocent ones both civilians and cops at will with impunity.

The State Separators have been reduced to the state of pawns in the hands of Pakistan sponsored militants to foment perpetual trouble thus creating instability and hatred in the minds of youth against India.

The political parties are jostling for space fearing annihilation in the maelstrom of political survival.

The situation is worst than what it was in 1990 when the valley rebounded with first bouts of insurgency forcing lakhs of Kashmiri pandits to leave their homes and never to return till date.

The State PDP –BJP Government under leadership of Mehbooba Mufti has lost complete control over the situation and unable to restore a fragment of normalacy .

A cursory glance at the violent incidents this year (2017)could be an eye opener.to understand Kashmir imbroglio .

January 2017

3/01/17 A Let militant killed in Haritar Tarzoo Sopore,south Kashmir

6/01/17 Al Badr commander killed in macho, Budgam, near Srinagar.

10/01/17 A LeTmilitant killed and a soldier injured in Hajin, Bandipore.

16/01/17   Three Hizbul Mujahideen millitants killed in Awoora, Pahalgam.

 

February 2017

 04/02/17 Two Hizbul militants killed in Amargarh ,Sopore.

12/02/17   Two Soldiers ,four millitants and a civiliankilled in Kulgam .distict.

14/02/17   Three soldiers ,one LeTmillitant killed in Bandipore. A Major,and three LeTmilitants killed in Handwara,

23/02/17   Three soldiers and a woman killed in Shopian.

March 2017

 05/03/17     A Policeman and two militants killed in Tral.

09/03/17     Two militants killed in padgampora ,Pulwama

15/03/17     Three LeTmilitants and a a girl ,11 years old killed in Hyhama, Kupwara.

26/03/17  Two militants killed in Pulwama

28/03/17     A militant and three protesters killed in

Budgam.

April 2017

 02/04/17  A police man killed in grenade attack in Nowhatta downtown Srinagar.

03/04/17   A CRPF constable killed in Sempora , Srinagar.

10/04/17   Four militants killed during infiltration bid in South Kashmir.

22/04/17   Two militants killed in Budgam district.

27/04/17   Army Captain ,two soldiers ,two militants and a protester.

May 2017

 01/5/17  Five policemen and two Bank guards killed after fidayeen attack on cash van in Kulgam.

06/5/17   A militant and three civilians killed following militant attack on police party in Kulgam.

10/05/17   Lieutenant Ummer Fiaz Parray was abducted and killed in Shopian.

14/05/17       Two militants in Waripora Handiwara

20/21/05/17 Three soldiers and four militants killed while Army foiling the infiltration bid.

26/05/17   Two militants killed by Army foilled one more infiltration bid in Uri sector .

27/05/17   six militants were killed in Baramulla   and Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Sabzar Bhat killed in Tral . —            SOURCES (Indian Express, TOI) .

 

However all eyes on the Centre under the stewardship of Shri Modi to come up with solution that could the calm the valley and do away with violent killings for good.

CANADA

 Canada , a picture of calm and placid exterior is in actual seething with the “season of separatism”.

The French speaking Province of Quebec did not favour voting for the constitution of Canada in 1982 and was almost close to leaving Canada in 1985 referendum.

The Quebec Preimer Phillipe Couillard has reopened the constitutional talks after 22 years demanding province’s “ right distinctive society” with other demands like constitution veto powers ,increased immigration controls and a guaranteed spot in the Canadian Supreme court.

The charismatic young flamboyant Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has emphatically stated not to “reopen Canada’s constitution ” as reportd by REUTERS.

Phillipe Couillard while speaking to reporters said “we are Quebecers ,our nation is the founder of the country .we will engage ourselves in dialogue with other Canadians.” reports Global and Mail.

 

The Quebec Province holds 78 seats in 338 seats in the house of commons and Trudeau needs to win extra seats elsewhere to offset the losses in 2019 elections.

Trudeau apparently has enough potential to overcome the problem at hand.

 

AFGHANISTAN

 War tempers high again in Afghanistan.

As per Najib Danish spokesman Afghan Interior Ministry at least six police were killed and a dozen injured on Sunday(18/5/17) morning at 6.30am .   As many as six gunman and a suicide bomber gatecrashed the police head quarters in Gordez city in eastern Afghanistan.

It took whole day for the Afghani security forces to kill last gunman who had taken refuge in a kitchen in the police compound itself.

The weekend was gruesome.

An Afghan soldier working with US troops shot and wounded seven American soldiers on Saturday (17/5/17) as per Washington post. This being second “inside attack” on US soldiers.

Trump Donald’s Defence secretary James Mattis   testified to senate of Armed Services Committee about conflict in Afghanistan in his flamboyant style

“we are not winning the war in Afghanistan right now” The security situation deteriorating and the prospects of winning the war very remote in the current situation he reaffirmed.

Trump is stated to have given directives to increase troops at least by 5000 towards early July this year.

Meanwhile the ground situation in Afghanistan is very bad .

Anti Govt Protests in the streets of Kabul , demanding resignation of President Ashraf Ghani and his cabinet ministers for failing to protect the people and country from continued violence, are on the increase every day.

Let us hope wisdom sanity dawns on the war mongers and Peace Tranquility reigns the world for ever henceforth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TRUMP AND THE WORLD

Donald Trump is a President with difference. Not a traditional one reacting carefully after sifting chaff from the facts, rather going hogwog over the problems confronting the world at large. He is being best described as egomaniac — egocentric , who would like to see everything revolving around him.

 Paris Climate Deal

 For instance Trump while announcing his country’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, spew venom on India by claiming that India has participated in the agreement “contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions dollars in foreign aid” Refuting Trump’s allegations Sushma Swaraj India’s External affairs minister said that India had signed the deal due to its commitment to protecting the environment.

American ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley went a step further by stating categorically that United States does not need India ,China and France to tell it what to do on the issue of Paris climate agreement. While defending Trump’s decision she said “countries should continue doing what is in their interest.

And if the Paris agreement was something that works for them ,that they can achieve,they should do that.” Hailey continued “business could not be run under the kind of regulations imposed by the Paris Climate deal.”

London Terrorist Attack

 While reacting to the London Bridge terrorist attack Trump tweeted impulsively

At least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and the Mayor of London says ‘there is no reason to be alarmed’ thus criticizing the Mayor of London without understanding the context under which the statement was made.

However Trump later showed great concern over the “barbaric act” while speaking to the PM Theresa May and later tweeted “ whatever the United States

can do to help out in London and the U.K we will be there—WE ARE WITH YOU GOD BLESS”

But again on Sunday (4/6/17) he tweeted criticizing The city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan “for not being tough enough protecting the citizens”.

Russian Ties

Micheal Flynn ,the advisor to Donal Trump,contacts with Russians during the Presidential campaign are currently under investigation. As per REUTERS Flynn was fired as national security advisor in February having misled the vice President Mike Pence about conversations with Russian Ambassador in Washington.

Again USPresident Donald Trump reacted sharply over the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel to investigate ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia ,calling it “the single greatest witch hunt” in US history.

In the preceding tweets he assailed the latest development “with all illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign and Obama Administration there was never a special consul appointed”.

India’s US Dilemma

India finds itself in a dilemma over securing its interests in the volatile Trump era. India needs to understand that Trump believes in Transactional approach to the relations with foreign counterparts and get away from its present Foreign   Policy pitching for about values, principles etc.

Here is a man who is always looking for a “ the deal” thus re-assuring his pivotal commitment to American interest based diplomacy .

With this backdrop India needs to take a hard look to the changed situation

and go about it very judiciously .

Firstly to focus on building a sincere relationship on quid pro quo offering increased markets to the US firms with positive sustained trade returns for both countries on a long term basis.

Secondly India needs to convince Trump that they need to work assiduously to reduce the growing influence of China across Asia.,not simply in terms of containment only but on broader spectrum to thwart China’s designs of expansionism across Asia .

Thirdly India should make US understand that it needs to make investment across Asian countries as a strategy to be an important ally in the region permanently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAKISTAN’S BARBARIC ACT.

Pakistan’s act of beheading Paramjit Singh of Indian ARMY and Prem Sagar of the Border Security Force is barbaric one, hence unpardonable and punishable .

The Defece Minister Arun jaitely has rightly said India will give “appropriate response”.And India must act adequately to teach a lesson to Pakistan for good. We need not to be complacent or show any kind of vacillation on such occasions but act to maintain the high morale of our Soldiers.

The unrest in Kashmir has been on the upswing since last year and has not signs of any restraint.Infact it has been worsening day in and day out. The NDA government has to formulate a realistic policy towards Kashmir and retract from its beaten one to augur for a new peaceful era in Kashmir history.

Pakistan is playing up the volatile situation in Kashmir to its advantage by creating unrest through its mercenaries with impunity. Violations have increased manifold since our “surgical strike”in September 2016.This attack was done as detterant to thwart any untoward ceasefire violations.

But Pakistan escalated the LOC violations post the “surgical strike” rather than reducing the same. India lost 60solidiers until Dec 2016, nearly twice the nos of 2014 and 2015.

No doubt the Security forces are killing more terrorists but also losing more of soldiers than ever. Peace cannot be brought through the barrel of a gun but through  effective  sincere meaningful dialogue to make the erring party understand the logic of living in peace essential for the people of the valley.

In a bid to do something different than its predecessor, without understanding the consequences thereby, the NDA government has put itself in complete quandary leading to a situation of no return.

The Centre Govt needs to form a group of MPs and in association with Local political parties start the process of dialogue with stakeholders of the valley, to bring some semblance in the current situation.

Currently India’s diplomacy is at its low ebb with Pakistan ,the Sheriff Nawaz government weakest one ,and Sharif himself being in the throes of corruption under scrutiny of Pakistan Supreme court’s investigation ,bettering the ties between two countries has taken least and last priority

They have violated the international law of Geneva Convention 1949 by mutilating the bodies of our soldiers. Mutilation of bodies is prohibited and a declared crime under International law. We need to take steps in cognizance of this Law and make a case against Pakistan .This should at least put pressure on Pakistan and force to change its belligerent tack.

The Govt is facing a strong clamour for a strong action to respond to the treatment meted out to the Indian Security personnel by the Pakistan Army.

In such a tricky situation the Govt should make a decision keeping country interests upper most rather than succumbing to vicious demands.

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THE KASHMIR IMBROGLIO

The current Kashmir imbroglio is a sad saga of weak half-hearted efforts by both State and the Centre administration to reduce anger ,pain ,misery and trepidation of Kashmiris at large.

The youth in Kashmir is being radicalised and fuelled to create unrest to foment war against India at the behest of the Separators and the Neighbour Enemy Country Pakistan.

The situation as of now is of no return to normalcy.

The Separators are successful in pushing Kashmiri youth to fight the forces by attacking them with impunity.

The increased activity on the side of Pakistan LOC is

evident from the sharp rise in number of LOC ceasefire violations.

There are nearly 60 violations till middle of April in current year (2017) against 228 ( 2016) , 152 (2015) 153(2014) 89 (2013) and 93(2012)as reported by Indian Express (April29th2017).

The Indian forces are fighting to their finish to foil the attempts of militants and thus have killed nearly 40 militants till date ,as reported by Indian Express.

 

Pakistan in close association with Separators has managed to keep the Kashmir conflict ticking thus pushing the majority of peace loving Kashmiris to the state of mute spectators with no courage to raise their voice against the atrocities of the militants.

The Paid Stone Peltors have been put into operation of pitching battles with Indian forces on one pretext or other to perpetuate the unstable conditions.

 

The State Govt under Mehbooba Mufti should pull her socks to avert the situation before it goes out of its reach.

 

The Center Govt under the able stewardship of Prime Minister Modi should understand the grim situation and take effective steps to bring normalcy in Kashmir .

The following actions could be thought of

Firstly all political parties should be taken into confidence to deal with impasse as one single unit.

It needs to be stressed that all parties to speak in one language so far Kashmir is concerned.

The disparate voices should not be aired.

Secondly People to People contacts established in the valley.

India’s view point to be conveyed aggressively at all stages. The educated youth to be engaged in framing policy making for progress of the state in close coordination of National Schemes. All such schemes to be extended to the state .

Thirdly weaning away the youth from radicalisation path to mainstream by engaging in offering economic sops like jobs ,business opportunities, higher education etc with sincerity .

This needs to be pursued with deft of purpose and gainful results.

Fourthly  All graduates to be offered with jobs . Should be done with alacrity and on priority .

All efforts should be made to make the people of Kashmir understand that India stands for them and India is the country they belong to.

It is war of winning hearts and minds. A tedious proposition but surely achievable and a permanent one .

Finally the Separators should be isolated completely as they are hellbent on converting Kashmir into a blood bath so that they hamper any solution to Kashmir and Kashmiris.

All financial or nonfinancial assistance if any to be withdrawn with immediate effect if not done so far.

 

Some of our friends profess for Militarized Methods without understanding its perilous implications.

War brings untold misery and the conflict brutalizes both civilian and the soldier.

Since 1988 thousands of soldiers and civilians have died leaving the families to fend for themselves.

We should admit The state Govts have been pursuing on flawed policies for years on resulting in the alienation of Kashmiris.

Let us look inwards and try to set the things right by clicking on the right buttons to arrest the deterioration permanently looking through the realistic human mirror rather than a blurred biased one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE UNENDING WARS

Mosul Fight

 The battle for Mosul ,an ongoing bloody saga for last six months now doesnot seem to end .The pitch of fever is high .

Being probably the last stronghold of Islamic state ,the Iraqi

Combat backed by US air strikes is becoming a challenge to reclaim western Mosul.

In the ensuing frustration the extremists are using children as shields to slow down the Iraqi onslaught.

The Mosul residents escaping the fighting conveyed that American raids had been killing dozens of civilians and the situation looked grim .As per New York Times at least 200 civilians have been killed so far, if true this would be highest civilian casualties since war began in 2003 .

According to wall street journal the terrorist group has resorted to lob grenades on densely populated areas including streets and military targets as well thus causing a situation of no return .

Thousands of civilians are fleeing Mosul city to safety places in the outskirts to save from the perils of war.

With US poised to induct more forces into Iraqi thrust the war in Mosul looks never ending story.

The Deadly Chemical Attack

 A suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed dozens of people ,including children in Idlib on Tuesday,as reported by a monitoring group,medicos and rescue workers.

According to the head of health authority of Idlib morethan 50 people killed and 300 injured.

Though Syrian Military has denied vehemently using chemical weapons but the damage done cannot be repaired .

“ we deny completely the use of any chemical toxic material in Khan Sheikhoun town today and the army has not used nor will use in any place or time neither in the past or in future” the Syrian Army command said.

The incident at Khan Sheikhoun could be deadliest chemical attack since sarin Gas killed hundreds of civilians in Ghouta near Damascusnin August 2013.

The attack invited world reactions sponstaneously .

The White House first to react said “ an intolerable act” and British Prime Minister Theresa May called for investigation into the inhumanly attack.

UN envoy in Syria said “horrific” chemical attack had come from air.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized the urgency to maintaining the much awaited Syrian ceasefire as reported by REUTERS.

Russian deadly subway Bombing

 On Monday the terrorist attack in St.Petesburg the second largest city in Russia .Atleast 11 were dead in the subway train ambush .

Russian President Vladimir Putin while laying flowers at the deadly scene reaffirmed to nab the terrorist for severe action.

The Russian Govt is meanwhile investigating into the terrorist act committed by single perpetrator. No group has such has claimed responsibility.

Russia has been facing similar attacks since 1970, the recent ones

Were one at Moscow airport in 2011, and in 2010 at Moscow subway,

The United Nations Intervention

 Since gruesome wars are going on continuously all over the globe, it is imperative that United Nation should wield its influence to bring peace and sanity in the comity of Nations for future generations of this beautiful world.

The United Security Council has started parleys since Wednesday as how to deal with a situation arising out of chemical weapon strike.

By Syrian Govt troops that killed nearly 100 people including children below age of eight.

Britain France and the US are pushing for a Security Council resolution condemning Syrian Govt and ordering Syrian Govt to come out with facts to international investigaters as reported by New York Times.

 

 Innovations.

 Egg incubation

 Last week French Artist Abraham Poinvechal had taken challenge of incubation 10eggs using his own body heat. He has sealed himself in glass vivarium as reported by Reuters.

He is eating ginger and othe herbal food to maintain his body temp well within required parameters.

He expects to hatch the eggs in 26 days.

THE WORLD

Theresa May in action

The UK. Under the leadership of Theresa May is finally set to trigger Article 50 of key EU treaty on March 29 2017.

She has kept to her word in letter and spirit by assuring its citizens that she would “broker a best deal for United Kingdom” according to BBC.

Tim Barrow, Britain’s ambassador to 28 nations EU, informed the European Council President Tusk of finally exiting the European Union.

It could take at least two years for UK to complete the most important negotiation, thus severing the trade ties of 43 years.

Prime Minister Theresa May ought to make announce in the House of Commons on March 29TH, the day Article 50 is triggered.

The European Commission   confirmed it stood ready to help launch the negotiations.

The UK is expected to turn a new leaf towards building trade relations with thriving world economies especially with South Asian booming markets rather than confining itself to EU cage.

The move is crucial in a way it could plunge United Kingdom into a period of uncertainty.

It is to be seen and watch UK survives the Exit successfully.

Asia’s youngest Nation

East Timor, Asia’s youngest democracy became independent on May 20th in 2002.

With 60 percent unemployment the country held polls for Presidential elections on Monday, 20th March 2017, fourth time since its independence in 2002.

Francisco “ Lu olo” Guterres backed by party that led independence struggle (FRETILIN) is the most coveted one to win the election.

East Timor was under the occupation of Portugal, who settled down in 16th century and was in command till 1975.

Later on Indonesia invaded it and annexed it with their country,

It was after great struggle East Timor became independent.

The young Nation is determined to build the future of their people.

Bygmalion Scandal.

French former President Nicolas Sarkozy was caught unawares when a judge ruled that Sarkozy must stand trial over the charges that his party falsified to hide 20 million Euros of campaign spending in 2012.

Popularly known as Bygmalion scandal, centers around the charges leveled against Sarkozy’s party UMP raising invoices to the tune of 20 million Euros in name of the party through a public relation company, Bygmalion thus allowing it to spend double the amount than permitted under the French campaign financial laws.

Sarkozy, thus, is the second President to be accosted under law, the first being President Jacques Chirac who was given two years suspended sentence for misappropriation of public funds.

Netherland vs. Turkey row

The Knives are out. Netherland and Turkey are fighting.

The Dutch Govt   refused two Turkish ministers to hold rally with Turkish citizens in Rotterdam as reported by REUTERS.

The rallies had been called to address ethnic Turkish residents in Rotterdam to vote yes for providing sweeping powers to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on April16 referendum.

The Dutch police used water canons and attack dogs on the protesters who retaliated

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan retorted angrily calling Dutch “Nazi remnants”

The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim went a step ahead by promising to take “harshest ways” and “ respond in kind to this unacceptable behaviour” in retaliation.

Turkish president Erdogan’s fresh controversial statement accusing the Dutch of being behind the gruesome slaughter of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 “they have nothing to do with the civilized world they have nothing to do with modern world”

Almost 8000Muslim men and boys were reported being killed by Bosnian Serb troops in Srebrenica with a Dutch battalion of UN Peacekeepers allegedly failing to halt the gruesome slaughter.

It appears that the world Nations are pursuing the path of violence against one another with no remorse or regret.

The United Nations Organization   needs to take lead in pursuing the warring Nations across the globe to usher into serious peace talks for the well being of millions who live with a hope of prosperous future

.We hope wisdom dawns on the people of this great world irrespective of caste creed color to sit across and seek much needed Peace for good.

Innovation

The Researchers at Queensland University in Australia have developed models of human heart tissue to study Cardiac biology and disease in laboratory stage to help understand the means to arrest the spreading disease.

The scientists have invented functional “beating” human heart muscle from stem cell a significant step in this direction.

THE WORLD LENS

Bloody Wars

 Syria

The Geneva Conference for Human Rights and Dignity last week belied the hopes of ending the bloody civil war in Syria, taking toll of about 500,000 civilians and displacing about 12 million people over a period of six years.

The probability of violence back is imminent as the Islamic State and Jehadists are not part of the Geneva conference.

According to Washington post   moderate rebels backed by US,Saudi Arabia, and Turkey lost control of some strategic posts including Idlib.

As reported by New York Times interestingly the 1.5 million refugees living in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley camps , once thought to be temporary ones,have begun to create permanent infrastructures .

Battle for Mosul

 The fierce battle for Mosul resulted in mass exodus over the last week.

Reuter reported that more than 40,000 people fled the city as a result of renewed accelerated US backed push for displacement

More than 206000 have already fled Mosul since last October.

On Sunday the Iraqi forces have pushed into the old City Center ,held by Islamic State ,and closed on to the main Government complex.

It took Iraqi forces 100 days of fighting to recapture eastern half of Mosul city in January. The assault on western half is in progress since Feb 19 this year.

Peace At last

 The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) began laying down arms this week under the auspices of United Nations after more than 50 years of war and insurgency.

FARC started off as a Marxist –Leninist peasant uprising but later on morphed into a criminal outfit and fought Govt Army and right wing squads formed to combat it.

Eventually the FARC group spread its tentacles into the Columbia drug trade for raising money to finance its operations .

The Colombia President Jaun Manuel Santos took the challenge of negotiating with FARC representatives and after hectic parleys of negotiations over a period of four years ,a deal was reached to end the fighting.

Although people rejected the peace deal but the President did not relent in his efforts and upheld the ceasefire between its Army and the FARC and thus brought the peace deal to its logical conclusion.

The President received the Nobel Peace Prize for the efforts to bring peace and tranquility in the region.

The Christian Science Monitor expressed that the peace deal lacks effective implementation,but the President Santos is scurrying hard to make the criminal groups to live up to their disarmament commitments.

As a result of peace deal the farmers have speeded up the production of different crops ,something other than coca ,the main ingredient of cocaine .

The Govt is leaving no stone unturned in overcoming the hurdles in the implementation of the Peace Process,so that rebels donot get the upper hand to sabotage the FARC Peace deal again.

Ballistic  Battle

The Ballistic Missile Battle between North Korea and South Korea have threatened the region for a possible military confrontations once again.

The North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan on Monday (6/3/17) as close as 186 miles to its northwest coast.

The launch was in response to US-South Korea military drills interpreted by North Korea as preparation for war.

The move prompted South Korea’s acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn to ask for swift US deployment of missile shield ,Terminal High Altitude Area Defense(THAAD).

The US President’s national security Deputies have reviewed the situation with responses of possible missile strikes of North Korea’s launching sites in case of any eventuality.

As quoted by The New York Times one of the five major components of THAAD already arrived in South Korea .The system could be operational in about two months as per the official spokeswoman of South Korea.

China is reported making hectic parleys to ask North Korea to stop further tests ensuring to call for halt of US-SouthKorea military drills.

China meanwhile has gone to the extent of asking its people to boycott South Korean products ,companies, to show solidarity with North Korea.

 

 Travel Ban Season

The US President Trump signed a new revised  immigration ban order leaving Iraq out of the list and bringing some semblance in the same to look more or less considerate one from the earlier one.

Taking cue from Trump the Israaeli Parliament also passed a controversial Travel ban into a law on Monday itself .

It prevents non-residents ,who support boycotts of Israel or Jewish settlement in west Bank ,from entering the country.

The travel ban has backing of rightwing coalition .

The law personifies boycotts as new front of war against Israel as quoted by LA Times.