Mumbai terror

Analysis: Terror will bring us closer

By Saikat Datta, December 4, 2008

India and Israel have shared concerns over Islamic terrorism and cooperate in such diverse fields as agriculture and defence.

Culturally, they have sought mutual comfort in a divided world. Every year, nearly 30,000 Israelis spend months in India. Annual bilateral trade is pegged at nearly $3 billion, even if you discount the military hardware that India buys from Israel every year. Add in such defence purchases and you could add another $6bn to the total.

So Israeli criticism of the military operation in Nariman House was greeted in India with shock, hurt and disappointment.

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Chabad faces an uncertain future

By Anshel Pfeffer and Yaakov Katz, December 4, 2008

Israel does not plan to provide security for Chabad Houses around the world, defence and diplomatic officials said this week.

One diplomat said: “Chabad is not an official Israeli government agency and there is no way we can treat them differently to other Jewish communities operating abroad.”

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Inside Chabad House

December 1, 2008

Pictures: VozIzNeias.com

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