Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: Israel

Pakistan can learn from Israel’s secret weapon and arrest its intellectual decline

How did Israel, a country of nine million — between one-half and one-third of Karachi’s population — manage to subdue 400m Arabs?

Why ‘India wants affair, not serious relationship with Israel’ stands true

In 'West Asia at War', former IFS officer Talmiz Ahmad talks about how PM Modi's 'de-hyphenation' of relations with Israel was a 'balancing' act.

Israel to hold 5th election in under four years as coalition under Naftali Bennett falls apart

The unraveling of the fragile Israeli coalition presents an opportunity for opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving premier, to return to power.

I2U2 grouping of India, Israel, UAE and US to hold first virtual summit next month

According to the White House, the summit will be held to re-energise and revitalise American alliances across the world. Food security is on the agenda for the summit.

Can Pakistan ignore Israel? It’s changing—Saudi ties, Abraham Accords, 1 journalist at a time 

Despite the fact that several Pakistani back-channels have tried to open ties with the Jewish State, no Pakistan govt is brave or strong enough to see that the world has changed.

Israel furious at Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov for calling Hitler a Jew

Israeli foreign Minister said this was an ‘unforgivable and scandalous comment, a terrible historical error and we expect an apology’.

Lasers out of sci-fi — what is Iron Beam, the new air defence system Israel just tested

PM Naftali Bennett said Thursday's test was successful, and shared video showing laser beams intercepting & destroying rockets, mortars, UAVs. Each shot will cost $3.50, he said.

Passover gift from Chinese Embassy to Israeli minister bugged, says report

A thermal mug was carrying a suspected listening device, says Israel; China dismisses this as ‘baseless rumours’.

Israel Embassy shares smart agriculture practices, donates water tech to Indian people with special needs

This initiative was organised on the occasion of Good Deeds Day and to celebrate 30 years of Diplomatic Relations between Israel and India.

Israeli PM Bennett’s India visit to strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, says MEA

The visit, from 3-5 April, will be Bennett's first as PM and would take place on the occasion of the commemoration of 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.