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  • 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 ▸

  • India Won’t Send Tennis Team to Israel

    The Indian government, reversing an earlier decision, announced Wednesday it will not send its Davis Cup tennis team to play in Israel next month, even though it means India will be barred from the Davis Cup matches next year. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi told the Parliament in New Delhi that the Indian team will not… More ▸

  • India Nixes Visit by Israeli Prof

    The Indian government has refused to grant a visa to Hebrew University Prof. Shlomo Avineri who has been invited by one of India’s most prestigious “think tanks” to participate in a conference on Soviet bloc developments in December. Avineri, an expert on Marx and Communist theory and one of Israel’s leading Sovietologists, said he received… More ▸

  • 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 ▸