Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Jews

‘Many Holocaust films, none on India’s Islamic invasion’: Why Tejasvi Surya’s words sparked row

The BJP MP’s remarks, made at an event in Australia last week, have invited sharp criticism from Muslim groups, academics & human rights activists.

A Pakistani Jew reached Israel. Pakistan’s having a heartburn

In Pakistan, many Jews hide their identity by taking Muslim or Christian faith in official documents. There are less than two hundred Jews left in the country.

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’.

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.

Last living Jew in Afghanistan leaves country after Taliban takeover

Zebulon Simentov, 62, fears he might be kidnapped or killed by the Islamic State. Simentov and 29 of his neighbours have been taken to a 'neighbouring country'.

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.

Not fatwa brigade or Islamophobes, scientists and Muslim leaders must set vaccine facts right

Many Islamic groups have spoken up for the vaccines, and Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have cleared suspicions of pork gelatine usage.

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.

Subramanian Swamy: Zionist Israel & Hindu India must come together against Islamic extremists

In a recent speech, Subramanian Swamy said there is a clash of civilisations internationally, and Zion and Hindutva state of India must come together.

In Jerusalem, I saw a reflection of Ayodhya

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

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.