South Asia Monitor: Pakistan and Israel: An Emerging Detente – November 3, 2005
November 3, 2005
A series of high-level Pakistani overtures to Israel in September 2005 underscored a sudden spotlight on a relationship that was practically nonexistent until then. The Pakistani move was timed to follow Israel's withdrawal from Gaza, but it was built on years of cautious low-level contacts. Pakistan is hoping that the bold gestures will impress its critics in Washington, and further strengthen its relationship with the U.S.