Israel is barring vacationers and pilgrims from Indonesia in response to what it says is a ban on Israelis by Jakarta.
Tens of 1000’s of Indonesian Muslims go to Israel yearly as a part of a wider tour of the Center East.
Indonesian officers haven’t confirmed Israel’s assertion that they’ve suspended visas for Israeli vacationers. The international locations do sizzling have diplomatic relations.
However Indonesians have protested what they are saying is Israel’s harsh remedy of the Palestinians. Earlier this month, Indonesian demonstrators set fireplace to U.S. and Israeli flags exterior the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta to protest the shifting of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The vacationer ban comes amid indicators that relations between the Jewish state and the world’s largest Muslim-populated nation gave the impression to be warming.
Commerce between Israeli and Indonesia has expended and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has referred to as for diplomatic ties with Indonesia.