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  • Israel, India Pen Trade Agreement

    Israel and India have signed a trade agreement aimed at significantly boosting bilateral commerce between the two countries. At a ceremony this week in New Delhi, Israeli Finance Minister Avraham Shochat initialed an agreement granting India most-favored nation trading status. The same day in Jerusalem, Israeli Trade and Industry Minister Michael Harish signed cooperation agreements… More ▸

  • Israel to Seek Drug Dealers in India

    Israel has disclosed that a unit of undercover Israeli police is to head to India to search for Israeli drug dealers, Israel Radio reported. The announcement Wednesday came amid widespread Israeli media reports about mass drug use and sales by Israelis in India, the destination of thousands of young Israelis each year. During the winter,… More ▸

  • India Criticized for Treatment of Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

    The Anti-Defamation League has expressed indignation at the treatment of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra by the government of India. The Indian government informed the orchestra that unless the word “Jerusalem” was omitted from its official title, it would not sponsor the orchestra’s performances in Bombay and New Delhi. The symphony has since decided to cancel… More ▸

  • Peres Goes to India and China

    Foreign Minister Shimon Peres left Sunday morning for India and China to solidify business ties with those two countries. He is accompanied on his weeklong trip by a group of top Israeli businessmen. In India, Peres is expected to sign agreements in areas of technology, culture, aviation and tourism. In China, Peres will open a… More ▸

  • Israel May Help India Develop Tank

    Israel may assist India in building a new tank. According to a report in the Times of India, Israel is seeking to provide sensors and fire-control systems for a tank being developed by India. A senior Indian defense official said the Israelis “are prepared to delete brand names of the items they supply” for the… More ▸

  • Israelis Warned Not to Travel to Kashmir in Northern India

    Israelis have been warned not to travel to Kashmir out of concern they may become targets of a terrorist group operating in the restive region of northern India. Yigal Carmon, the prime minister’s adviser on terrorism, issued the advisory following reports that a Moslem extremist group had threatened to arrest any Israelis attempting to enter… More ▸

  • India Announces It Will Establish Full Diplomatic Ties with Israel

    India has agreed to upgrade diplomatic relations with Israel to the ambassadorial level. The announcement was made Wednesday by Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy in Moscow, where he was attending an international conference on Middle East regional issues. It was announced simultaneously in New Delhi by Indian Foreign Secretary J.N. Dixit, who was quoted as… More ▸

  • Levy off to Portugal, then China, Amid Diplomatic Hints from India

    Foreign Minister David Levy is at the center of new diplomatic activity this week. He flew to Lisbon on Sunday for a two-day official visit to Portugal, which assumed the rotating chairmanship of the European Community’s Council of Ministers on Jan. 1. His next stop may be China. Word just came from Beijing confirming its… More ▸

  • India Claims It is ‘mentally Prepared’ for Israel Ties but Has No Timetable

    India is “mentally prepared” to review its relationship with Israel but will not be held to any timetable, Prime Minister Narashimha Rao told World Jewish Congress Co-Chairman Isi Leibler at a meeting last week in New Delhi. According to the WJC, Rao intimated that his country’s longstanding hostility toward Israel was “under review” and that… More ▸

  • Kashmiri Rebels Release Israeli Taken Hostage in Northern India

    Moslem rebels in northern India have released a 22-year-old Israeli tourist held hostage for a week, it was reported here Wednesday from Srinagar, capital of Kashmir province. Yair Yitzhaki, a resident of the Old City in Jerusalem, was handed over to U.N. representatives in Srinagar following an appeal from U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar,… More ▸