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  • 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 ▸

  • Report That the Gas That Killed and Injured Thousands in India is Also Being Manufactured in Israel

    Methyl isocyanate, the gas that leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, last week killing 2,000 people and injuring thousands more, is also manufactured in Israel and four other countries outside the United States. Officials for Union Carbide, which operated the plant in India, informed The Jerusalem Post’s Washing- ton correspondent from their global… More ▸

  • ADL Hails U.S. Decision Not to Attend Energy Conclave in India

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith applauded the U.S. Department of Energy decision not to participate in a World Energy Conference in New Delhi today because the Indian government barred Israel from attending. In a telegram to Energy Secretary Donald Hodel, ADL national chairman Kenneth Bialkin said the decision not to attend the Energy Conference… More ▸

  • India Won’t Give Israelis Visas to Attend Airport Authority Confab

    The Indian government has refused to grant visas to a two-member Israeli delegation to attend the conference of the unaffiliated international Civil Airport Authority (ICAA) scheduled to open in New Delhi shortly. Israel had been invited to the conference which will be attended by delegates from 100 other member states of the ICAA. The Indian… More ▸

  • India Ousts Israeli Diplomat

    Political sources here said today that Israel’s limited diplomatic relations with India would continue despite the ouster of the Israeli Consul General in New Delhi for “unacceptable intervention in the affairs of India.” The Consul, Yossef Hasson, was asked to leave after an interview in which he criticized India’s negative attitude toward Israel. The sources… More ▸

  • Wjc Leader Foresees Dialogue Between World Jewry and India

    A new relationship and dialogue between world Jewry and india is a real possibility, according to a member of the World Jewish Congress Executive who recently met with Prime Minister Indira Ghandi of India, in New Delhi. Isi Leibler, chairman of the Asia-Pacific branch of the WJC’s International Advisory Committee, conveyed greetings from the WJC… More ▸

  • India’s Government Recognizes PLO

    The government of India yesterday become the first government to extend full diplomatic recognition to the Palestine Liberation Organization. According to reports, PLO chief Yasir Arafat is due in New Delhi tomorrow for a two-day visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Indira Ghandi. Foreign Minister Narasimha Rao, in announcing the decision, which upgrades the… More ▸

  • High Level Contacts Reported Between Israel, India

    High-level contacts have taken place between Israel and India in an attempt to clarify the long chill that has characterized India-Israel relations since the establishment of the State. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has learned from a reliable source that such contacts included an incognito visit by Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan to India in 1977 and… More ▸