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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸