It may be what Americans call a double whammy for Pakistan Army generals. To the delight of the Baloch and the anguish of Pakistan, Islamabad’s nightmare about a Yehud o Hunood sazish or “Jewish-Hindu Plot” to undo the Islamic Republic may finally be taking shape – not as a sinister cloak-and-dagger plot but as state policies of two democracies, announced to the world public. After India, it is most likely that Israel will support the freedom of Balochistan, developments in Europe and North America in the last week of August showed.
As a manifestation of tikkun olam – an article of faith that spurs Jews to take action to repair the world – Israelis and Jews are increasingly voicing support for the freedom of France-sized Balochistan, where Pakistan is allegedly committing crimes against humanity. For example, in the last week of August, Yehudah Glick, member of Knesset, and Michael Mendelsen, president of Israel’s Voice, at two separate events in Leipzig, Germany, and Washington DC vowed they will help raise the voice for freedom of Balochistan in Israel, the only secular democracy in West Asia.
The two Jewish gentlemen, with US and Israeli connections, spoke at events to mark the 10th anniversary of martyrdom of Balochistan statesman Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, former governor and chief minister of Balochistan. Nawab Bugti was assassinated on the orders of Pakistan coup leader and military dictator General Pervez Musharraf.
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