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  • India Slams Israel in Davis Cup; Israeli Women Lose to Soviets

    Israel’s national men’s tennis team was shut out in quarterfinal Davis Cup competition by India, 4-0, in matches played Friday-Sunday in New Delhi. Israel couldn’t even win a set on the grass court, a surface unfamiliar to them. In the closing match Sunday, Ramesh Krishnan defeated Amos Mansdorf, 10-8, 6-0. But that score was practically… More ▸

  • Less-than-friendly Reception for Israel at Davis Cup Match in India

    Israel’s national tennis team will have little support and no Israeli journalists along as it plays India’s team in Davis Cup quarterfinal competition in New Delhi Friday-Sunday. India has allowed the Israeli team only 15 visas, according to press reports and a spokesman at the Israel Tennis Center here. The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith… More ▸

  • Suspend Israel-india Tennis Match Unless India Grants Visas: ADL

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has called on the International Tennis Federation to suspend the Davis Cup tennis match between Israel and India in New Delhi July 24-26 because of the Indian government’s refusal to grant visas to Israeli visitors and journalists. ADL national director Abraham Foxman charged in a telegram to ITF president… More ▸

  • India Will Allow Israelis to Play in Davis Cup Matches in New Delhi

    The Indian government, reversing a rankling policy of longstanding, announced Wednesday that the India-Israel Davis Cup tennis matches would be played in New Delhi in July. The announcement overturned a previous ruling that visas would not be granted the Israeli players. The Israel Tennis Federation was informed Wednesday morning that the major shift in policy… More ▸

  • ADL Report Traces India’s Ostracism of Israel over Several Decades

    India’s reluctance to admit the Israeli Davis Cup tennis team to New Delhi for a tournament in July is the latest example of that country’s “condemnation and ostracism” of Israel over several decades, according to a report made public Wednesday by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Noting that India “has already hinted its unwillingness… More ▸

  • Israel Defeats Czechs in Davis Cup; Will Play India in Quarterfinal

    Israel’s tennis fantasy continued to come true this week end with its national team’s 3-2 victory over the favored and highly rated Czech team in Hradec, Czechoslovakia, in Davis Cup international competition. Israel has thus qualified for the quarterfinals for the 1987 cup, and will play India in July. Before this year’s match with the… More ▸

  • India’s Jews Seek Visas for Their Israeli Relatives

    India’s Jews have asked Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to intercede on behalf of their Israeli relatives facing difficulties in seeking to visit India, the World Jewish Congress reported here. In a letter to Gandhi, Prof. Nissim Ezekiel, president of the Council of Indian Jewry, outlined the problems that Jews of Indian origin living in Israel… More ▸

  • India Won’t Let Israelis Participate in World Table Tennis Tournament

    After weeks of conflicting messages, the Indian government advised Israel Tuesday that it would not grant visas to Israel Tuesday that it would not grant visas to Israeli players to participate in the world table tennis championship tournament in New Delhi next week. The message was conveyed by the Table Tennis Federation of India (TIFI)… More ▸

  • India’s President Attends Ceremony for Centenary of Synagogue in Bombay

    President Zail Singh of India, opening the centenary celebrations of the Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue here, kindled a menorah and lauded the contributions of India’s Jewish community to the nation in business, industry, civil service, the armed forces and scholarship. The Jewish community will continue to receive the government’s support and the nation would always acknowledge… More ▸

  • Jewish Leader Urges India’s Prime Minister to Change His Country’s Policy and Attitude Toward Israel

    Kenneth Bialkin, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has called on Prime Minister Rajev Gandhi of India to change his country’s “policy and attitude” toward Israel. “Indian hostility toward Israel and her people has caused the American Jewish community great consternation in recent years, “Bialkin wrote in a letter to… More ▸