CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020 MCQs Questions Paper Part 12

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Direction: In the middle of a pandemic, the geopolitics of the world՚s most troubled region took a historic turn this week, when the UAE and Israel, under the benevolent gaze of US President Donald Trump, signed an agreement to normalize relations. The deal opens up new opportunities for India to play a much larger role in the regional security and stability in the Gulf, where New Delhi enjoys special relations with both Abu Dhabi and Jerusalem. The barebones of the deal envisages establishing regular diplomatic relations between the UAE, the rising influential power in the Gulf, and Israel, the Incredible Hulk of the region, but a country officially not on speaking terms with most of its Arab Neighbours. In his first tweet, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed said: During a call with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, an agreement was reached to stop further Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories. The UAE and Israel also agreed to cooperation and setting a roadmap towards establishing a bilateral relationship. In return, Israel agreed to suspend its annexation plans for West Bank that would have been deeply destabilizing. Benjamin Netanyahu gets a diplomatic victory, which may be short-lived, given the nature of Israeli politics. But Israel gets a diplomatic and economic opening with the big power in the Gulf that could open other doors, give its security interests legitimacy and, perhaps, open the door to Middle East peace. Many of the other Arab powers, such as Oman, Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan, apart from the big global powers, and India, have welcomed the deal. Iran has slammed it, as have Turkey and Syria. Saudi Arabia has been very quiet. Given the close ties between Mohammed bin Zayed and Mohammed bin Salman, it is unthinkable that KSA was not consulted, particularly when the US is the third pole in this agreement. The deal gives UAE pole position as the premier Gulf Arab power, with diplomatic leverage with Israel and the US. This deal is about positioning in Washington, DC, said James Dorsey, Gulf and Middle East expert.

Source: Excerpt from the Economic Times, written by Indrani Bagchi. (Dated – 16th August, 2020)

Question 61

The US is seen as a major role player in the peace deal between Israel and UAE Which of the following is not a reason for the involvement of US in the deal?

A. The deal grants a diplomatic win to the US President Donald Trump ahead of the Presidential election.

B. The efforts of the USA to bring the war in Afghanistan to an end have not been a success yet.

C. The efforts of the USA to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians have not been successful yet.

D. The deal gives a central strategic rule to the USA in the Middle East.

Question 62

Which of the following is true in relation to the stake of Palestine in the peace deal between UAE and Israel?

A. Israel has recognised Palestine as an Independent Nation.

B. This can be an opportunity for the Palestine to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.

C. The deal marks both a win and setback to the Israel-Palestine relations.

D. A peace treaty would also be signed between Israel and Palestine.

Question 63

Which of the following is not a direct impact of the peace deal in the Middle East region?

A. The deal smoothens the UAE՚s international campaign to be seen as a beacon of tolerance in the Middle East.

B. It puts the UAE as leader in a regional power dynamic among neighbouring Gulf Arab states.

C. The deal gives Netanyahu a domestic boost at a time when Israel՚s coalition government is in crisis due to coalition compulsions.

D. The deal marks a historic day and a significant step towards peace in the Middle East.

Question 64

The peace deal between Israel and UAE can also be seen as a great opportunity for India in the Middle East region. Which of the following is not related to strategic goals of India in the Middle East?

A. India should revamp its defence and security relations with the UAE

B. India should move fast to capture the extended neighbourhood market before it comes under the influence of China.

C. India should ensure space for Iran in any future security deal in the region.

D. None of the above.

Question 65

Which of the following is correct?

A. Israel does not have a Constitution.

B. Israeli Constitution is like ordinary law.

C. There is no Constitution but a Basic Law of 1950

D. Israel has a Constitution of 1967

Question 66

Israel is a theocratic Jewish state but it follows legal pluralism. Accordingly, it has:

A. Jewish Courts to decide cases of all religious communities.

B. Secular Courts will apply Uniform Civil Code in respect of all communities.

C. Each religious community has its own Religious Court to deal with Personal law disputes.

D. No distinction between Personal law and Public law.

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