Al-Jazeera recently reported Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf calling Ariel Sharon a “great soldier and courageous leader” after his decision to “disengage” from Gaza.
Israel has long wanted stronger diplomatic ties with the Muslim world in the (forlorn?) hope that these countries may legitimise their ongoing occupation and subjugation of the Palestinian people.
Pakistan is run by a military dictator. Israel is a quasi-democracy with full rights for Jews, fewer rights for Israeli Arabs and occupation for Palestinians. Are the two countries therefore a perfect match?