Many might be surprised to hear that Myanmar actually mimicked its policies after Israel's own oppressive regime in which Palestinians are persecuted daily.
According to an opinion piece in Gulf News, "High-profile Israeli visitors, who began making their pilgrimage to Myanmar decades ago, included Shimon Peres, Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir. At the time, the Myanmarese government was convinced that 'Israel was the quintessential example of the egalitarian social and economic order that he wished to establish'."
"The truth, however, lies in how both countries treated, and continue to treat, their minorities. Following the ethnic cleansing of the original inhabitants of Palestine, Israel immediately went on to fashion an alternative and particularly biased narrative about how it was established, and to deny Palestinians any historical link to their homeland. The Myanmarese did just that too."
The author also sheds light on the fact that even though ties seemed to be cut off between the two countries in 1962, military and intelligence cooperation remains to this day.
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