Asia

India accuses Iranian military over Delhi attack on Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, August 1, 2012

Iran's military organisation has been fingered by Indian investigators hunting the perpetrators of an attack on the country's Israeli embassy in February.

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Why Koreans love Jews

By Julia Bass, May 17, 2012

I was sipping tea with a South Korean friend of my father’s when he asked: “Do you go to church?” It’s a much more common getting-to-know-you question in Korea than in the north-eastern United States, so I replied: “I actually don’t go to church, I’m Jewish.” When the oohs and ahs from members of the family, who were thrilled to learn I was part of the tribe, had subsided, my fathe

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Indian police deport Iranian spying suspect

By Jennifer Lipman, April 27, 2012

The Indian authorities have deported an Iranian man believed to be spying on Israeli and Jewish targets, according to reports in the Indian media.

The 40-year-old PhD student was understood to have been scouting out the Chabad House and a synagogue and spying on Israelis in the city of Pune.

The Pune Mirror alleged that the man, Hamid Kashkouli, was also being paid by Tehran intelligence.

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Hebrew rapper performs at pagoda festival in Burma

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2012

A London-born Jewish rapper took to the stage in Burma last week in a celebration of political progress in the south east Asian country.

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Arrest warrant out for Iranians suspected in Delhi blast case

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2012

Arrest warrants have been issued for three Iranian men suspected of involvement in the attack on Israeli diplomatic staff in Delhi last month.

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South Korea community gets its first Torah scroll

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2012

South Korea's tiny Jewish community has been given its first Torah scroll.

The scroll was welcomed at an event on Sunday in Seoul, attended by the Israeli ambassador, Tuvia Israeli, and Rabbi Osher Litzman, head of the community.

Rabbi Litzman, who has led South Korea's Jewish community for four years, said he was delighted with the new arrival.

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South Korean Jews celebrate new Torah scroll

By Jennifer Lipman, March 6, 2012

South Korea's tiny Jewish community has been given its first Torah scroll.

The scroll was welcomed at an event on Sunday in Seoul, attended by the Israeli a mbassador, Tuvia Israeli, and Rabbi Osher Litzman, head of the community.

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Thai police blame Iran as Israel calls for UN condemnation

By Jennifer Lipman, February 17, 2012

Thai police have confirmed that the explosives that injured an Iranian man earlier this week were meant for Israeli diplomats.

Israel has already made public its belief that Iran was behind the botched attack in Bangkok, another failed one in Georgia and a blast in Delhi on Monday.

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Israeli envoy: Blasts in India, Thailand were 'similar'

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2012

Explosives used in attacks this week in Delhi and Bangkok were of similar types, an Israeli diplomat has said.

Israel's ambassador to Thailand, Itzhak Shoham, said that the similarities of the devices used in those attacks and one that was thwarted on Monday in Georgia, led Israel to "assume that there is the same network of terror".

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India Israeli embassy bomb: injured woman was on school run

By Jennifer Lipman, February 14, 2012

The Israeli woman who was severely wounded in an attack on an Israeli embassy car in the Indian capital on Monday was on the way to pick up her children from school.

Tal Yehoshua Koren, the wife of an Israeli Defence Ministry and a mother of two, was in the car on Monday afternoon when it exploded. The driver was also hurt.

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