Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Israel

Qatar is cleaning up its school textbooks. Less anti-Semitic, jihad no longer ‘peak’ of Islam

Israeli institute IMPACT-se report shows a positive trend as Qatar’s govt-published textbooks drop passages blaming Jews for murdering prophets but praise for jihad remain.

Arms diplomacy was Israel’s legacy to earn diplomatic wins. But Pegasus got it a bad image

In Israel, Pegasus caused no public criticism. And like most people, Israelis think whatever the State does for national security is legit.

Covid-19: UK offers boosters for all adults by month-end, Israel says no to 4th vaccine dose

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Booster shot of Pfizer vaccine can cut mortality from Delta variant by 90%, says Israeli study

Data culled from 54-day study period involving 8 lakh participants aged over 50, some of whom had got the booster shot.

Covid-19 pandemic: US senator targets show for vaccine activism, Israel eyes Pfizer pills deal

ThePrint brings you some of the important global stories on the pandemic.

NSO Group of Pegasus fame on US trade blacklist for ‘malicious cyber activities’

Move comes months after reports said NSO Group’s Pegasus was used to attempt or carry out surveillance on phones of govt leaders, journalists, activists and lawyers, among others.

The new ‘Quad’ gives significant impetus to India’s prominence in West Asia

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NYT Beirut bureau chief who wrote book on Saudi crown prince ‘targeted thrice with Pegasus’

Journalist Ben Hubbard’s phone was ‘targeted’ with Pegasus in June 2018, July 2020, and June 2021, a Citizen Lab report says. Two attempts were allegedly successful.

India-Israel-US-UAE grouping ‘not against China’, can’t rule out trade deal, Israeli envoy says

Rony Yedidia-Clein, Deputy Chief of Mission at Israel Embassy in India, says new grouping is more of a joint international forum for economic cooperation.

Amarinder Singh’s announcement of new party at ThePrint’s OTC will trigger churn in Punjab

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.