Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: Jerusalem

India had an ‘understanding’ of our actions during Gaza confrontation, says Israeli diplomat

Rony Yedidia Clein, Deputy Chief of Mission, Israel Embassy in India, said though India did not publicly express support, the two countries have an understanding and ties remain strong.

India friend to both Israel and Palestine, must call for immediate ceasefire: Palestine envoy

In an interview to ThePrint, Ambassador Adnan M.J. Abu Alhaija weighs in on the current violence between Palestine and Israel, saying the two countries are at 'full-fledged war'.

Video claiming Palestinians ‘staging death’ after Israel attack is from 2013 Cairo, not Gaza

2013 video of demonstration by students of Cairo university is being shared on social media claiming to be of Palestinians trying to 'discredit' Israel.

At least 40 dead as Israel, Hamas step up attacks in most serious escalation since 2014

The death toll in Gaza climbed to 35 while 5 civilians were killed in Israel after the airstrikes by both sides, according to officials and local media. US has called for calm.

Nearly 40 killed, several injured in stampede at Jewish religious festival in Israel

The mass gathering was organised to celebrate the Lag B'Omer, an annual religious holiday marked with all-night bonfires, prayer and dancing, at Mount Meron.

More Dead Sea Scrolls, second oldest Hebrew Bible manuscript, found after 60 years

The Dead Sea Scrolls, first discovered in the Judean desert in 1940s, were likely hidden by Jews during a revolt against Roman Empire in 1st century CE.

In Jerusalem, I saw a reflection of Ayodhya

Zionism has numerous symbolic parallels with Hindutva as espoused by Savarkar.

Global Pulse: Bloody protest as USA’s Israel embassy moves to Jerusalem

As America moves its embassy to Jerusalem it deals a deathly blow to 70 years of neutrality in Israel. 82 women march up the red carpet at Cannes to protest gender inequality at the festival. Iraq battles it out at the ballot box this time. 

India’s vote at UN on Jerusalem is not a knee-jerk Cold War era reaction

India’s vote opposing Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, was a reflection of current international norm and legality.

Global Pulse: Drama in Jerusalem’s name, Theresa May has a problem again, China wants to be the global face of human rights

Britain's deputy prime minister has resigned, which might add to the EU's problems, along with Poland's increasingly authoritarian outlook.

On Camera


Sachets of Surf excel detergent are displayed at a store | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg File

Magic prices did warn of India’s sticky inflation but RBI didn’t notice

'Magic price points' — such as Rs 5 or Rs 10 — help less-affluent buyers stay within their budgets. In January, Rs 10 Surf became Rs 12 as commodity cost pressures became too intense.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.