The recent flare-up in Gaza saw ‘#IndiaStandsWithIsrael and ‘#IndiaStandsWithPalestine’ trending worldwide, with the discourse invariably taking place along sectarian lines between Hindus and Muslims
India is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. A global economic power, India is also a nuclear power and a major military power. The country has a majority Hindu population with a Mulsim minority and has been engaged with neighboring Pakistan in a prolonged conflict over Kashmir.
Despite his Hindu nationalist base’s fervor for Israel, Modi has been hesitant to upset India’s strategic balancing act between Israel and Palestine, and feared backlash from Iran. But the recent Gaza conflict forced his hand
Despite Health Ministry protests, 160 Bnei Menashe were allowed into Israel on Monday – sparking fears of Indian variant spreading
If the Indian left wants to offer constructive solidarity with the Palestinian cause, why is it valorizing violent, extremist, illiberal groups like Hamas and its 'rockets of resistance'?
India, one of the world hot spots for coronavirus infections, is one of nine countries that Israelis are currently prohibited from traveling to because of the high incidence of infection
As the Israel-Gaza conflict raged, India’s UN ambassador backed the ‘just Palestinian cause,’ but police arrested pro-Palestinian protestors in Indian-controlled Kashmir: A dissonance fuelled by history, Hindutva and right-wing Zionism
The U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Ukraine, Bahrain, India, Turkey and the European Union express solidarity with Israel after 44 people were killed and over 150 injured at the annual Lag Ba'Omer celebration
Israel reports dozens of Indian COVID strain cases. The variant is of concern because it consist of two mutations of its protein, which could make it more resistant to the vaccine
Responsibility for India's 200,000 COVID deaths (and rising) rests with Prime Minster Modi and his arrogant, hypocritical, incompetent government, which even now prioritizes subduing legitimate criticism over saving lives
Narendra Modi's attempts to censor the news and massage death rates can’t hide his failure to prepare India for its disastrous second COVID wave. Indians are dying, and so is the prime minister's 'strongman' image
The world is watching India's coronavirus catastrophe, and it could use any lifeline at this point. Israel could now help this Asiatic power overcome one of the most serious crises in its history
Up to 300 caregivers and students will be allowed to enter each month so long as they quarantine in coronavirus hotels upon arrival. The Health Ministry fears the Indian variant will impair vaccines’ effectiveness
Eye on the Himalayas as global warming wreaks havoc, how to save the fish from suffocating and a word on planning in Texas
Iran, unnerved by Delhi's pivot towards Israel and the Gulf, increasingly poses a concrete terrorist threat to Israeli interests in India, thanks to its robust intelligence footprint and willing proxies. India's government can no longer afford to look away
Sources close to developments in probe say that the explosive device was planted near Israeli embassy by local Indian Shia cell on Iran's behalf, Hindustan Times reports
When the Culture Ministry honored a Nazi sympathizer who mocked democracy and called for the forced subjugation of the Muslim minority, it was a chilling indication of where Narendra Modi is leading Hindu nationalism – and India
In a statement, it said the Babur cruise missile was 'launched from a state-of-the-art Multi Tube Missile Launch Vehicle'
The letter also mentions the father of Iran's nuclear weapons program assassinated in November, saying the blast was only the 'preview'
The Israeli Foreign Ministry confirmed no casualties, no damage to the embassy building ■ Israeli official says it is treated as a terror incident ■ Indian police issues alert to airports, government buildings
Modi’s relentless endorsement of Trump earned India few tangible benefits. And now he faces the mother of all political hangovers with a U.S. administration headed by the people his own media relentlessly trolled
Opinion ‘Jewish Agents,’ Iran and India: The Fears, Fantasies and Ignorance Blocking Pakistan-Israel Peace
Peace by decree works for Gulf autocracies, but it is no model for Pakistan’s raucous democracy. Normalization faces formidable obstacles – but from Muslim scholars to Twitter to TV, the essential public debate is starting
Normalization with Israel doesn’t mean relinquishing support for the Palestinians. But it would be the kind of political pragmatism that Pakistan, now more than ever, needs
Trump has proven to be an unreliable, moody, short-sighted and overly transactional ally for India. On critical issues like China and Iran, trade and terrorism, New Delhi has far more to gain with Biden
With the skies closed, the nomadic dreams of a generation have been shattered. Some, however, have found backpacking possibilities in their own backyard
For India, as for Israel, the split in the Muslim world is a strategic opportunity. It’s in Afghanistan that New Delhi needs Arab Gulf allies – to push back against an Iran joining hands with Pakistan and the Taliban
Experts warn that if military hostilities are not stopped, war between two nuclear powerhouses could be next
The Asia giants fought a border war in 1962 that also spilled into Ladakh and ended in an uneasy truce. They have been trying to settle their border dispute since the early 1990s, without success
When Narendra Modi inaugurated a Hindu temple in Ayodhya recently, it marked a moment of weighty, if not alarming, transformation for both India and Hinduism: Year Zero of a new nationalist 'Hindu epoch’
Foreign Ministry will approve agreements with India, Nepal and Thailand. Free trade zone deals with China, South Korea and Vietnam to be signed in coming months
Pakistan's demands for Saudi Arabia to support it against India over Kashmir led to Saudi Arabia forcing Pakistan to pay back $1 billion early