Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Palestine

‘The soldier is sorry’: Israel admits to ‘high possibility’ of killing scribe Shireen Akleh

Recent announcement is a major shift from Israel’s earlier view that armed Palestinians shot Akleh dead in West Bank’s Jenin; the military however will not prosecute soldiers involved.

Ex-IFS officer Talmiz Ahmad is living in the past. India-Israel ties are at an all-time high

Ex-IFS officer Talmiz Ahmad's analysis of Israeli-Indian relations is strange at best. PM Modi understood West Asia better than the Indian diplomat.

Japanese Red Army founder Fusako Shigenobu free after 20 yrs, regrets ‘damage to innocent people’

76-year-old, who dreamt of global socialist revolution & is believed to have coordinated several terror acts in tandem with Palestinian guerillas, was released Saturday from a Tokyo prison.

Mukul Arya, India’s representative at Ramallah in Palestine, passes away

Arya, a 2008-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, had also served in the Indian embassies in Kabul and Moscow.

World No. 1 ‘anti-vaxxer’ & cost of living crisis in UK

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Israel launches air strikes in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons, challenging truce

The air raids, the first since a ceasefire ended an 11-day conflict last month, poses an early test to PM Naftali Bennett, who took power in Israel just three days ago.

Kashmir issue is riding on Palestinian cause to gain global support. But who is behind it?

In Kashmir and elsewhere, the plight of Palestinians is suddenly being talked, written about, and even sung along with the Kashmir issue.

SubscriberWrites: Why Israel won the Gaza conflict against Hamas & the media refuses to acknowledge it

Worldwide, the liberal and conservative political establishment and media interpret territorial conflicts as religious ones—they’re wrong, writes Keval Gokani.

Pakistan journalist attacked at home & what is PakVac, Covid vaccine developed with China help

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

Bangladesh drops ‘except Israel’ from new passports, but no change in stance on Palestine

Bangladesh’s new passports won’t have the words ‘valid in all countries except Israel’. Israel welcomes move, urges Bangladesh to normalise diplomatic ties.

On Camera


In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.