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Stone inscription in southern India reveals evidence of region’s oldest synagogue

Researchers say stone inscription from 13th century shows evidence of ancient synagogue in southern India.

Inscription in India reveals evidence of area's oldest synagogue

Sanctions on Russian oil? A golden opportunity for India...

India buys up cheap Russian oil & sells it to the U.S. at over $30 per barrel profit.

Sanctions on Russian oil? A golden opportunity for India...

India and Israel commit to deepening defense ties

Israeli Defense Min. Gantz meets Indian counterpart Singh, discuss cooperation on security challenges.

India and Israel commit to deepening defense ties

Gantz to leave for India tonight after delays

Defense Minister had been scheduled to depart this afternoon but delayed his trip after the opposition refused to offset his votes.

Gantz to leave for India tonight after delays

Climate change? Deadly heatwaves scorch India, Pakistan

According to one study, extreme temperatures expected once every 300 years could now occur on average three times a decade.

Climate change? Deadly heatwaves scorch India, Pakistanplayer

Gantz to arrive in India before Bennett

Channel 12's Amit Segal reports that Gantz deliberately moved up his visit to India so he can get there before the Prime Minister.

Gantz to arrive in India before Bennett

Bennett to make first official visit to India next month

At invitation of Indian PM Modi, Israel's PM Bennett will fly to India at the beginning of April.

Bennett to make first official visit to India next month

Costly mistake? India accidentally launches missile at Pakistan

Pakistan is demanding an investigation into the incident.

Costly mistake? India accidentally launches missile at Pakistanplayer

Namaste, shalom to friendship

While some 4,000 kilometers separate India and Israel, it is 30 years since the start of diplomatic relations, and we share a vision. Op-ed.

Namaste, shalom to friendship

Indian PM's Twitter account hacked

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal Twitter account briefly compromised, shares link to Bitcoin scam.

Indian PM's Twitter account hacked

India's top military commander killed in helicopter crash

Defense Minister Benny Gantz expresses condolences to the Indian people upon the loss of their top general,

India's top military commander killed in helicopter crash

'You're the most popular man in Israel, maybe you'll join Yamina'

Israeli PM meets his Indian counterpart at sidelines of UN climate change conference in Glasgow, vows greater cooperation with India.

'You're the most popular man in Israel - maybe join Yamina?'

El Al flight makes emergency landing in India

Flight from Phuket to Israel forced to land in Goa after warnings of gas leak appear in cockpit.

El Al flight makes emergency landing in India

PM Bennett congratulates Indian PM for 1 billion Covid vaccine milestone

India celebrates one billion vaccine doses. PM Bennett wrote: "These life-saving vaccines are helping us all defeat the global pandemic".

Bennett congratulates Indian PM for 1 billion Covid vaccines

Blinken speaks to Emirati, Indian and Israeli Foreign Ministers

Discussion focuses on expanding economic and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia.

Blinken speaks to Emirati, Indian and Israeli Foreign Ministers

Israel, India, to recognize each others' vaccination certificates

Israel joins International Solar Alliance, agrees with India to mutually recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates.

Israel, India, to recognize each others' vaccine certificates

Watch: At least 8 killed as Indian farmers allege minister's car hit protesters

Famers in the Indian province have been protesting agricultural reforms for the past months.

Watch: Indian farmers allege minister's car hit protesters player

Lost Tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrates Sukkot in northeast India

The Bnei Menashe community in northeast India, claiming descent from the Lost Tribe of Menashe, prepares for Sukkot festival.

Lost Tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrates Sukkot in northeast India

Muslim author promotes Holocaust education in Islamic world

Indian-British author Shaheen Chishti talks to Arutz Sheva about educating Muslims on the Holocaust and Israel.

Muslim author promotes Holocaust education in Islamic worldplayer

Lightning strikes in India kill 65 people over a single weekend

At least 11 domestic tourists visiting a 12th century structure were killed during India's monsoon season.

Lightning strikes in India kill 65 people  player

Biden taps Eric Garcetti to be ambassador to India

Los Angeles’ Jewish mayor, Eric Garcetti, nominated to be ambassador to India.

Biden taps Eric Garcetti to be ambassador to India

India: Infections down as free vaccination underway

With Corona infections killing hundreds of thousands in the impoverished nation, authorities hope a new vaccination campaign eases the pain.

India: Infections down as free vaccination underway

Watch: As COVID takes hold, India on verge of natural disaster?

The 2nd outbreak of the Covid crisis is presenting a new environmental threat for the already-volatile Ganges River in India.

Watch: As COVID takes hold, India on verge of natural disaster?player

Covid-19 outbreak: Health Ministry orders even those already vaccinated to isolate

Case identified in Beit She'an is woman who recently traveled to Dubai. Fears of partially vaccine-resistant Indian mutation mount.

Covid-19: Health Ministry orders even vaccinated to isolate

Unvaccinated forced to wear skull and crossbones in rural India

Police in Indian district of Niwari make unvaccinated people wear sign with skull and crossbones to shame them into getting Covid-19 shot.

Unvaccinated forced to wear skull and crossbones in rural Indiaplayer

Watch: Powerful cyclone rakes western India

A powerful storm struck India, bringing down buildings, killing more than a dozen, and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes.

Watch: Powerful cyclone rakes western Indiaplayer

NY Jewish federation sending $200K in COVID relief to India

UJA-Federation of New York announced $200,000 in grants to four organizations working on COVID relief efforts in India.

NY Jewish federation sending $200K in COVID relief to India

Indian communist named for Soviet dictator on verge of election win in Tamil Nadu province

MK Stalin, groomed to lead his father's party and named for Joseph Stalin, is gearing up to be the next chief minister of his province.

Indian communist named for Soviet dictator on verge of local winplayer

US to lower age for vaccination

The FDA is planning to lower the minimum age for COVID-19 shots to just 12 years old, a significant leap forward against the virus.

US to lower age for vaccination

India COVID cases surpass 18 million

The second wave of the pandemic has hit India extremely hard, surprising the government's science advisor.

India COVID cases surpass 18 million

Professor Nachman Ash: 'Indian variant already spreading within Israel'

Israel needs to make greater efforts to prevent entry of coronavirus cases, coronavirus czar says.

'Indian variant already spreading within Israel'

Three Israelis found to have contracted Indian variant inside Israel

40 Israelis have so far been diagnosed with the Indian COVID-19 variant, 30 of them in recent days.

3 Israelis found to have contracted Indian variant inside Israel

55 arrivals from Mexico, India, refuse coronavirus test

Amid concerns that Indian coronavirus variant may be vaccine-resistant, dozens arriving from affected countries refuse coronavirus test.

55 arrivals from Mexico, India, refuse coronavirus test

Watch: Relatives attack doctors who failed to save COVID patient

Doctors at a Delhi hospital were attacked with clubs after a COVID patient collapsed in the ER after not being admitted to ward.

Watch: Doctors who failed to save COVID patient attacked player

Israel-based aid group to send medical equipment to New Delhi

Israeli aid group SmartAID to send oxygen concentrators to hospitals in New Delhi, India.

Israel-based aid group to send medical equipment to New Delhi

Prof. Itamar Grotto: 'Not certain that third coronavirus vaccine dose will be needed soon'

'Information mounting showing coronavirus vaccine is effective long-term,' former Health Min. Director General says.

'Not certain that third coronavirus vaccine dose will be needed'

Indian health institutions overwhelmed by worst COVID wave to date

Indian officials are pleading for help from the international community as the country finds itself immersed in a ferocious 2nd virus wave.

India overwhelmed by worst COVID wave to dateplayer

Government ministries weigh ending flights from India

Transportation Ministry weighing Health Ministry's demand to cease flights from India due to widescale spread & Indian coronavirus variant.

Government ministries weigh ending flights from India

Watch: India feeling the strain of latest COVID surge

With India experiencing its deadliest COVID weekend since beginning of pandemic, national health system beginning to crumble.

Watch: India feeling the strain of latest COVID surgeplayer

COVID-19 Indian mutation discovered in Israel

Seven cases of the Indian mutation have been found among travellers returning to Israel from abroad.

COVID-19 Indian mutation discovered in Israel