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Israel is bringing back the Lost Tribe

in Life, Culture & Sports

This story goes back in time about 2,700 years ago, when the biblical tribe of Menasseh was forced out of Israel, and found a place to settle in India. Today, that lost tribe is known to be part of the Bnei Menashe community, and they landed in a northern Indian island called Mizoram. Now, the…

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Visitors from China and India Boost Israel’s Tourism

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Israeli tourism has experienced many losses in the past, and there is finally good news again. This past November, Israel saw an all-time high of 287,900 tourists, which is an increase of 38% since last November. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin mentions there were “intense marketing efforts directed especially at new countries like China and India,…

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Interview with Zubin Mehta: ‘Life goes on’

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

The maestro sits. This is a rather rare occasion for the lively conductor who naturally takes this place at the front of the orchestra. Yet, this time, he is facing questions not instruments. It is surely going to be a musical birthday when world-renowned conductor Maestro Zubin Mehta turns 80 on April 29th this month.…

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‘My ambition is to revive the rich heritage of Jews with Indian roots’

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

The India-Israel bilateral is more than the diplomatic ties shared by the two governments. The two countries enjoy a connection that goes back 2000 years. Jennifer Bligh speaks to Jaideep Sarkar who served as India’s Ambassador to Israel until March 2016: Q: Most that people know about Israel-India relations is that India is a great…

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