India

  • After Tsunami, Group Works for Change in India by Focusing on Women’s Lives

    In the southern Indian province of Tamil Nadu, time seems to be divided into two eras: before the tsunami and after the tsunami. “Before tsunami, we weren’t dependent on anybody for anything,” says Neataraj, a woman in the fishing village of Vellakoil. “After tsunami, we didn’t have anything at all.” But for some villages supported… More ▸

  • Phalcon Sale to India Shows Growth of Israel’s International Arms Deals

    To every black cloud, they say, there is a silver lining. Under constant threat from terrorists and hostile neighbors, Israel has become an expert in security — and that expertise is generating huge profits. Israel has been one of the world’s big arms sellers for more than a decade, yet it really joined the major… More ▸

  • Following Sharon Visit, Israel, India Prepare for Special Forces Exercise

    Seeking to strengthen defense ties following Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s visit here earlier this month, India and Israel are planning to hold joint military exercises for their elite special forces. To prepare for the exercises — which would be a first between the two countries if the plans come to fruition — a team… More ▸

  • Despite Dismay at Phalcon Deal Delay, Optimism Runs High on Sharon Visit in India

    With police snipers on every street corner, endless traffic rerouting and large swathes of airspace shut down, New Delhi on Tuesday could have been mistaken for a city under siege. But it was merely what authorities called a “Delta alert” — India’s way of showing visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that it, too, knows… More ▸

  • Sharon Goes to the Subcontinent to Boost Growing Israel-india Alliance

    Following in the footsteps of the 20,000 Israeli backpackers who flock to India every year, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will fly to New Delhi and Bombay next week for the first prime-ministerial visit there since the two countries first established full ties 11 years ago. Israel and India share a common enemy in the war… More ▸

  • ‘lost Tribe’ Emigres from India Adjust to Life After Making Aliyah

    Shlomo Gangte is a graphic designer, a documentary filmmaker and a recently ordained rabbi. That wouldn’t be so unusual, except that Gangte is one of the recently arrived members of the Bnei Menashe, a community from northeastern India that says it is descended from one of the biblical Lost Tribes of Israel. Along with 95… More ▸

  • Backgrounder India-pakistan Tensions Mirror the Israeli-palestinian Conflict

    When Israel this week asked its citizens to cut short their vacations in India, it was reacting to the mounting tensions between India and Pakistan. Centered on competing demands for the province of Kashmir, the conflict between India and Pakistan has a number of parallels to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: In both cases, territorial demands are… More ▸

  • Peres Visit Highlights Growing Ties Between Israel and New Ally India

    The official communique was rather dull: Foreign Minister Shimon Peres was on his way to India for a three-day-visit. Just another diplomatic trip? Hardly. This week’s visit is part of a fast-developing romance between the tiny Middle Eastern nation and India, the world’s largest democracy with more than a billion people. The strategic alliance could… More ▸

  • News Analysis: Israel Weighs Ramifications of India’s Defiant Nuclear Tests

    Israeli policymakers are treading warily around the potential pitfalls posed for the Jewish state by India’s nuclear tests. While Israel shares the world’s fears of a dangerous atomic arms race between Indian and Pakistan — fears heightened this week by reports of an imminent nuclear test by Pakistan — there are aspects and repercussions of… More ▸

  • Israeli President Visits India

    Ezer Weizman has become the first Israeli president to make an official visit to India. Israeli officials said they expected at least three agreements, in such areas as trade and cultural exchanges, to be signed during the weeklong visit, which began Sunday. Bilateral trade has grown between Israel and India since they established full diplomatic… More ▸