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World Trade Park in Jaipur, India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

India, Israel to start free-trade talks in hopes of agreement

Israel and India plan on starting free-trade talks in November in an effort to reach an agreement by 2022, both countries said on Monday. India is moving to sign trade deals with other countries as...
A total of 235 new immigrants from the Bnei Menashe community in India landed in Israel on Oct. 13, 2021. Credit: Laura Ben David, courtesy of Shavei Israel.

Bnei Menashe group of 235 from India lands at Ben-Gurion on Yom HaAliyah

A total of 235 new immigrants from the Bnei Menashe community in India landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday as part of the Yom HaAliyah national celebration on Oct. 12-13. Hailing from Manipur in...
Harshit Godha in his Indo-Israel Avocado nursery. Photo by Tanmay Godha.

Israeli avocado plants are growing in India

In 2016, undergraduate business student Harshit Godha ran across an article that inspired a dream: establishing one of India’s first commercial avocado orchards. Wanting to learn from Israeli experts how to do this in his hometown of...
Mumbai, India, Oct. 25, 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli radar company signs agreement with defense technologies firm in India

Israeli radar company RADA Electronic Industries announced on Monday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s Alpha Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (ADTL) defense company. The agreement will serve to set up joint...
Israel Aerospace Industries new ventilator production line, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

UJA-Federation of New York to give $200,000 in COVID-relief aid to India

The UJA-Federation of New York announced $200,000 in grants to four organizations working on coronavirus-relief efforts in India. A $60,000 grant will go to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to be put towards a partnership...
Israel Aerospace Industries new ventilator production line. Credit: Courtesy.

JDC responds to surge of coronavirus cases in India

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, in coordination with the Indian Jewish community and its local partner SEWA Cooperative Federation, is responding to the surge of coronavirus cases in India by deploying ventilators to...
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan dedicates the COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation during his visit to the National Centre for Disease Control in Delhi, India, on May 14, 2020. Credit: Press Information Bureau, Government of India via Wikimedia Commons.

IsraAID to provide oxygen concentrators, supplies to India in midst of COVID crisis

In response to the devastating coronavirus outbreak in India, now at the epicenter of the pandemic, IsraAID will provide urgently needed medical supplies to the beleaguered nation. According to the World Health Organization’s weekly epidemiological...
Members of the Bnei Menashe community in India make matzah prior to Passover, March 2021. Credit: Samuel Suantak, courtesy of Shavei Israel.

Lost tribe of Bnei Menashe in northeast India prepares Passover matzah

The Bnei Menashe community in the remote northeastern Indian state of Manipur began preparing for Passover earlier this week, including by baking matzah at the Shavei Israel Hebrew Center in Churachandpur. The Bnei Menashe, or sons of...
New Delhi, India. Credit: Wikipedia.

Report: Evidence suggests Iranian link to blast near Israeli embassy in New Delhi

Indian terrorist group Jaish-ul-Hind has claimed responsibility for the blast that took place near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi on Friday, local media reported. No one was injured in the explosion, which took place on the...
Women from the Cochin Jewish community perform on stage during a culture event at Bar-Ilan University. Photo by Victor Yitzhak, Cochin Jewish Heritage Center.

Meet the Cochin Jews: Israel’s oldest Indian community

Whatever way you look at it, the Jewish community of Cochin is an ancient one. If you rely on traditional lore, the Jews of the city of Cochin in southwestern India can trace their roots...