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  • India Asked to Support Treaty

    Premier Menachem Begin sent a personal message yesterday to Indian Premier Moraj Desai, in which he called on him to lend his support to the Israeli peace agreement with Egypt, it was reported here today. Explaining to Desai the importance of the agreement, Begin asked the Indian Premier both to support it and to convince… More ▸

  • India Nixes Israel Philharmonic Tour

    The new government India has decided against allowing the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to tour India and notified Zubin Mehta, the Philharmonic’s director, of its decision. Mehta made a special visit to India after the new government was installed to try to convince its leaders to allow the tour. Despite indications by the new government of… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines India’s Future Policy Towards Israel

    Informed Indian opinion here forecast a change in the harsh policy carried out towards Israel by the now ousted Indira Ghandi government but added that a shift to a milder attitude will be slow and cautious. The overturn in India’s leadership, it was observed, was based on domestic policies. Officially, the Indian Embassy pointed out… More ▸

  • State Department Denies India’s Request for Jhirad’s Extradition

    The State Department has denied India’s request for extradition of Elijah Ephraim Jhirad, former Judge Advocate General of the Indian Navy, according to Leon Charney, Jhirad’s attorney. The government of India had sought Jhirad’s extradition ostensibly in connection with alleged misappropriation of some $1600 in naval funds in 1961. Leaders of the Jewish community and… More ▸

  • Lamm Heads Committee to Save Jhirad from Extradition to India

    Dr. Norman Lamm, president of Yeshiva University, has appealed to President Ford and to Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger to deny extradition of Elijah-Ephraim Jhirad, former Judge Advocate General of the Indian Navy. Jhirad is being sought for extradition by the Indian government ostensibly in connection with alleged misappropriation of some $1600 of naval… More ▸

  • Salk Wins Award from India

    Dr. Jonas Salk, the New York-born physician and scientist who in 1954 developed the anti-polio vaccine which bears his name, has been given the Jawaharlal-Nehru Award by the Indian government. The Indian Embassy here reported that the award to Salk is in “recognition of his outstanding services to the study of biological and health sciences… More ▸

  • Conference in Bombay Cancelled After India Refuses to Admit Israelis

    An international conference on textiles that was due to be held in Bombay in November has been cancelled because the Indian government has refused to admit Israeli delegates. The announcement was made here today by British Conservative Member of Parliament Tom Normanton, vice-president of the International Federation of Cotton and Allied Textile Industries (IFCA TI)…. More ▸

  • U.S. Sports Group Protests India’s Move to Ban Israeli Tourney Champs

    The United States Committee Sports For Israel, Inc. has protested to the Indian Government over its refusal to grant visas to the Israeli team scheduled to participate in the international table tennis championship tournament to be held in Calcutta Feb. 6-16. In a letter to the Ambassador of India in Washington, Nat Holman, president of… More ▸