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  • SBI led webinar on Indian budget evokes favourable response in Israel Mar 02, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    SBI led webinar on Indian budget evokes favourable response in Israel

    Setting the tone of the interactive webinar, India's Ambassador to Israel, Sanjeev Singla, said, "We have had a landmark budget that marks a directional change and leverages far-reaching reforms that the government is effecting to make our economy more resilient and competitive."

  • COVID-19 vaccination update | Israel approves plan to vaccinate West Bank laborers Feb 28, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination update | Israel approves plan to vaccinate West Bank laborers

    Israel has come under international criticism for not sharing its vaccine stockpile with the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, even as it plans to share surplus vaccines with far-flung allies in Africa, Europe and Latin America.

  • Israel, Palestine must avoid unilateral action that could prejudice final status issues: India at UN Feb 28, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Israel, Palestine must avoid unilateral action that could prejudice final status issues: India at UN

    India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu said on Friday at the UN Security Council meeting on The situation in the Middle East.

  • UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid COVID-19 pandemic Feb 22, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid COVID-19 pandemic

    In spite of the surging COVID-19 pandemic, major arms makers descended on February 21 on a convention centre in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to make deals with militaries across West Asia. The biennial trade fair, the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, is Abu Dhabi’s first major in-person event since the outbreak of coronavirus — a sign of its significance to the oil-rich sheikhdom that has maintained tight movement restrictions in recent months.

  • Pfizer vaccine 95.8% effective against COVID-19: Israel Health Ministry Feb 21, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Pfizer vaccine 95.8% effective against COVID-19: Israel Health Ministry

    The risk of illness from COVID-19 dropped 95.8 percent among people who received both shots of Pfizer's vaccine, Israel Health Ministry said.

  • India will deploy all its resources to punish terror attack perpetrators: PM Modi to Benjamin Netanyahu Feb 01, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    India will deploy all its resources to punish terror attack perpetrators: PM Modi to Benjamin Netanyahu

    The two leaders also briefed each other about the progress in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in their countries, and discussed possibilities of further collaboration in this area.

  • Blast near Israel embassy in Delhi may be 'trial of bigger conspiracy': Report Jan 30, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    Blast near Israel embassy in Delhi may be 'trial of bigger conspiracy': Report

    Delhi Police recovered an envelope addressed to the Israeli Ambassador from the blast site.

  • Israel treating bomb blast near its embassy in New Delhi as terrorism, official says Jan 29, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Israel treating bomb blast near its embassy in New Delhi as terrorism, official says

    India's foreign minister S Jaishankar said on Friday that he had spoken to his counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi about a blast outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi.

  • Dubai blamed for coronavirus cases abroad; questions swirl at home Jan 29, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Dubai blamed for coronavirus cases abroad; questions swirl at home

    The World Health Organization said that before the pandemic, the UAE had nearly 13,250 hospital beds for a country of over 9 million people.

  • Minor blast near Israel embassy in Delhi, no casualties; alert issued at all airports Jan 29, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Minor blast near Israel embassy in Delhi, no casualties; alert issued at all airports

    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) issued an alert at all airports and important installations following the IED blast in Delhi.

  • Israel to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Games by May Jan 27, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Israel to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Games by May

    Israel, however, currently leads the world on per capita vaccinations, having inoculated 29 percent of its population with at least one dose.

  • UAE cabinet approves setting up embassy in Tel Aviv Jan 24, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    UAE cabinet approves setting up embassy in Tel Aviv

    The UAE and Israel agreed to normalise relations in August, a deal forged largely over shared fears of Iran.

  • Iran’s Guard holds ballistic missile drill amid tensions Jan 15, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    Iran’s Guard holds ballistic missile drill amid tensions

    Iran has missile capability of up to 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles), far enough to reach archenemy Israel and US military bases in the region.

  • How Israel became a world leader in vaccinating against COVID-19 Jan 02, 2021 08:12 AM IST

    How Israel became a world leader in vaccinating against COVID-19

    Badly hit by the coronavirus, Israel has distributed the first of two vaccine doses to more than 10 percent of its population.

  • Erdogan says Turkey would like better ties with Israel, Palestinian policy still "red line" Dec 25, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    Erdogan says Turkey would like better ties with Israel, Palestinian policy still "red line"

    In August this year, Israel accused Turkey of giving passports to a dozen Hamas members in Istanbul, describing the move as "a very unfriendly step".

  • SBI extends global trade finance solutions to Israeli corporates Dec 23, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    SBI extends global trade finance solutions to Israeli corporates

    "In view of the revival of business activity in the coming months with vaccine approvals being accorded by various governments around the world, we are offering our services/products to the Israeli business community at competitive pricing to meet all their cross border trade finance needs," B V Ramana said.

  • India, Israel to share know-how on building climate resilient infra, green healthcare Dec 21, 2020 08:02 PM IST

    India, Israel to share know-how on building climate resilient infra, green healthcare

    The new agreement includes sharing of expertise for facilitating climate resilient infrastructure, as well as providing support for development of "green healthcare", i.e. climate resilient hospitals.

  • PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets coronavirus jab, starting Israel rollout Dec 20, 2020 12:36 PM IST

    PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets coronavirus jab, starting Israel rollout

    Benjamin Netanyahu, 71, and Israel's health minister were injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine live on TV at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv.

  • "Abu Dhabi" doughnut a Hanukkah hit in Israel Dec 13, 2020 09:59 PM IST

    "Abu Dhabi" doughnut a Hanukkah hit in Israel

    At their Cafe Kadosh, they devised the Abu Dhabi doughnut, filled with cream made from dates shipped by the UAE's Jewish community, with a nougat crown topped with an edible gold leaf.

  • Trump announces Israel-Morocco to normalize relations Dec 10, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    Trump announces Israel-Morocco to normalize relations

    Morocco is the fourth Arab nation to recognize Israel as the administration seeks to expand its “Abraham Accords” framework, which began over the summer with an agreement between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Israel gets first delivery of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Dec 09, 2020 06:05 PM IST

    Israel gets first delivery of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

    The shipment was the first of eight million doses ordered from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its partner BioNTech.

  • UAE target of cyber attacks after Israel deal, official says Dec 06, 2020 09:12 PM IST

    UAE target of cyber attacks after Israel deal, official says

    The UAE in August broke with decades of Arab policy when it agreed to forge ties with Israel in a move that angered Palestinians and some Muslim states and communities. Bahrain and Sudan have followed suit.

  • Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal strongly criticizes Israel at Bahrain summit Dec 06, 2020 04:03 PM IST

    Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal strongly criticizes Israel at Bahrain summit

    Prince Turki's comments come as neighboring Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recently moved to normalize relations and establish ties with Israel.

  • Israel expects $220 million in non-defence trade with Bahrain in 2021 Dec 02, 2020 07:01 PM IST

    Israel expects $220 million in non-defence trade with Bahrain in 2021

    Bahrain and neighbour the United Arab Emirates normalised relations with Israel on Sept. 15, a U.S.-brokered pact motivated by business prospects as well as shared worries about Iran.

  • Israel hands over $1 billion in Palestinian tax backlog in sign of warming ties Dec 02, 2020 06:53 PM IST

    Israel hands over $1 billion in Palestinian tax backlog in sign of warming ties

    The taxes, managed by Israel under interim peace accords from the 1990s and usually handed over monthly, make up more than half of the budget of the Palestinian Authority (PA), whose economy has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

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