Vol. 4 No. 1 (2021): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs

Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Views on Palestine and Question of Recognizing Israel

Published 2021-03-29


The Palestinian issue was a matter of great concern for Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of the Islamic state of Pakistan. Considering its status as first Qibla, he particularly played a crucial role in creating awareness on the issue. Under the stern leadership of Jinnah, the Palestinian issue gained an increased impetus on international forums. He supported the Arab cause throughout his political career and maintained cordial relations with Palestinian leadership. His composed leadership enabled All India Muslim League to support each and every resolution on Palestinian’s turmoil and guaranteed its utmost assistance. Like Pakistan had come into existence in the name of Islam, Israel also came into being on the basis of religion. However, both countries had never established diplomatic relations with each other. This paper endeavors to highlight Jinnah’s stance over the Palestine issue, besides it includes debate on the question of recognizing Israel.