Harinder Mishra

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Israeli PM Bennett to dissolve Parliament; fresh elections on the cards

Israeli PM Bennett to dissolve Parliament; fresh elections on the cards

Rediff.com21 Jun 2022

Bennett and Lapid, in a joint statement, said that they had "exhausted options to stabilise" their coalition which has recently come under severe strain over unruly members threatening to dump it.

India, Israel to expand defence ties; focus on futuristic technologies

India, Israel to expand defence ties; focus on futuristic technologies

Rediff.com2 Jun 2022

During the meeting, Gantz emphasised the opportunity to invest further in defence cooperation between the two countries.

Al Jazeera says Israel shot and killed its journalist

Al Jazeera says Israel shot and killed its journalist

Rediff.com11 May 2022

A veteran journalist working for Al Jazeera was killed on Wednesday during an Israeli operation in the West Bank city of Jenin, prompting the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Qatar-based network to blame the Israeli Army for her death.

Pegasus maker slams criticism, but concedes 'some mistakes'

Pegasus maker slams criticism, but concedes 'some mistakes'

Rediff.com30 Jan 2022

An undeterred Chief Executive Officer of NSO Group, Shalev Hulio, in an interview to Israeli Channel 12 on Saturday, strongly defended the company's operations, though he also conceded that some 'mistakes' may have happened over the years.

'Gehri dosti', says Israeli PM on 30 yrs of diplomatic ties with India

'Gehri dosti', says Israeli PM on 30 yrs of diplomatic ties with India

Rediff.com30 Jan 2022

Describing the opportunities of collaboration between the two countries as 'endless', Bennett, in a special video message released on Saturday evening, stressed that 'the ties between Israel and India are strong and together they will only grow stronger', as the two nations celebrated 30 years of establishment of diplomatic relations.

Jaishankar unveils plaque in Israeli city, first in memory of Indian soldiers overseas

Jaishankar unveils plaque in Israeli city, first in memory of Indian soldiers overseas

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday unveiled a plaque at Ra'anana in northern Israel in the memory of Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the battle of Tabsor during World War I.

Pegasus scandal: Israel launches probe against NSO

Pegasus scandal: Israel launches probe against NSO

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

Representatives of several bodies visited the office of NSO to assess the allegations raised in regards to the company on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Israel's Ministry of Defence said.

Israel to probe misuse of Pegasus, review licensing process

Israel to probe misuse of Pegasus, review licensing process

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

The alleged use of the Pegasus software to spy on journalists, human rights defenders, politicians and others in a number of countries including India triggered concerns over issues relating to privacy.

New Israeli PM wants 'unique and warm relations' with Modi

New Israeli PM wants 'unique and warm relations' with Modi

Rediff.com14 Jun 2021

Israel's newly elected Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that he was looking forward to working with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to further develop the 'unique and warm relations' between the two democracies.

New Israeli govt to be sworn in, ending Netanyahu's 12-yr reign

New Israeli govt to be sworn in, ending Netanyahu's 12-yr reign

Rediff.com13 Jun 2021

Israel's parliament is set to vote on Sunday on a new government led by Yamina head Naftali Bennett, ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power after an uninterrupted 12 years at the helm of affairs.

Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving PM, likely to lose office

Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving PM, likely to lose office

Rediff.com31 May 2021

Israel could be headed for a break from the 'Bibi-regime' as several former allies of longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seem to have joined hands with political opponents to form a national-unity government that would not only have political formations from the Left, the Centre and the Right, but may also be supported by an Arab party.

Kerala woman killed in rocket attack in Israel

Kerala woman killed in rocket attack in Israel

Rediff.com12 May 2021

Soumya Santosh worked as a caregiver attending to an old woman at a house in the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon.

44 killed in stampede at Jewish religious festival in Israel

44 killed in stampede at Jewish religious festival in Israel

Rediff.com30 Apr 2021

The mass gathering was organised to celebrate the Lag B'Omer holiday at Mount Meron.

Embassy blast: Netanyahu thanks Modi for efforts to protect Israelis

Embassy blast: Netanyahu thanks Modi for efforts to protect Israelis

Rediff.com2 Feb 2021

In his conversation with Netanyahu over phone, Modi assured him that India accords the highest importance to the safety and security of Israeli diplomats and premises, a PMO statement said.

Confident that India will ensure safety of Israelis: Netanyahu

Confident that India will ensure safety of Israelis: Netanyahu

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday expressed 'full confidence' in the Indian authorities in ensuring the safety of Israelis and Jews in India following a blast close to the country's embassy in New Delhi.

India, Israel successfully test MRSAM defence system

India, Israel successfully test MRSAM defence system

Rediff.com6 Jan 2021

The MRSAM is an advanced path-breaking air and missile defence system that provides ultimate protection against a variety of aerial platforms. Defence experts say that it can shoot down enemy aircraft at a range of 50-70 km.

Ratan Tata honoured for 'epitomising unity, peace'

Ratan Tata honoured for 'epitomising unity, peace'

Rediff.com22 Dec 2020

Veteran industrialist Ratan Tata was conferred the title of "Global Visionary of Sustainable Business and Peace" by the Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (FIICC) for epitomising "unity, peace and sustainability". "Ratan Tata's support toward Israel has been unstinted. His commitment to put India on the global map with dignity and respect has been noted by each and everyone. "A man respected by the business communities of all the three countries - India, Israel and UAE - he epitomises unity, peace and sustainability," the president of the bilateral chamber, Gul Kripalani, said.

Israelis planning memorial for victims of 26/11 Mumbai attacks

Israelis planning memorial for victims of 26/11 Mumbai attacks

Rediff.com24 Nov 2020

The memorial will be something similar to what it has for the victims of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

Netanyahu's son apologises after tweet offends Indians

Netanyahu's son apologises after tweet offends Indians

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

On Sunday, the 29-year-old Yair, who is very active on social media and often defends his father's policies, posted a picture of the Hindu goddess Durga, with the face of Liat Ben Ari, the prosecutor in his father's corruption cases, superimposed over the goddess' face. Her many arms were also raised giving the middle finger.

Israel develops key Covid antibody that 'attacks and neutralises' virus

Israel develops key Covid antibody that 'attacks and neutralises' virus

Rediff.com5 May 2020

The statement said that the antibody's development had been completed and that the institute was in the process of patenting the find 'and in the next stage, researchers will approach international companies to produce the antibody on a commercial scale'.

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