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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸