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The ISI and the Jews The ISI and the Jews
Thursday, January 3, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Pakistan's intelligence agency has supported Al Qaeda, Iran, and Lashkar-e-Taiba—the terrorists who attacked Mumbai in 2008, killing six at Chabad.  But the U.S. still treats it as an ally.
Crossing Borders—Without Passports Crossing Borders—Without Passports
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Moshe Sokolow | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

“Crossing Borders,” a current exhibit at New York City’s Jewish Museum featuring works on loan from Oxford's Bodleian Library, displays medieval Jewish manuscripts embedded in their Christian and Muslim scribal milieus.
The Cush Connection The Cush Connection
Monday, July 9, 2012 by Jonathan Neumann | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

One year ago today, South Sudan declared independence.  An elated Israel officially recognized the new state the next day.  In the year since, many optimistic hopes for the Middle East and North Africa have been dashed; but in the case of South Sudan, Israel’s optimism was justified. 
Parsis and Jews, Exile and Return Parsis and Jews, Exile and Return
Monday, June 25, 2012 by Shai Secunda | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

At the turn of the 16th century, the Portuguese discovered an eastern passage to India that afforded them easy access to well-priced goods and to India’s natural wonders and human curiosities—and they encountered a community, exiled hundreds of years earlier, that many mistook for Jews.
Gandhi and the Jews Gandhi and the Jews
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 by Elliot Jager | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

A new book about Mohandas Gandhi (1869–1948) has set off stormy protests in India for implying that the country's founding father was bisexual. That's only the beginning of it.
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Friends, but Not Allies P. R. Kumaraswamy, Middle East Quarterly. Despite continuing political differences, India has forged a mutually beneficial relationship with Israel—by decoupling bilateral relations from the peace process.
Shalom Bollywood Emily Wax, Washington Post. With Hindu and Muslim actresses unwilling to appear onstage, producers turned to dancers from India's tiny Jewish community—and launched Bollywood in the process.
Lost Tribe Finally Found Eetta Prince-Gibson, Tablet. After many years of opposition from the Israeli government, members of the Indian Bnei Menashe tribe have finally been given the green light to make aliyah.
Swords Into Plowshares Jonathan Greenstein, Huffington Post. The owner of a Judaica auction house presents striking hanukkiot from Europe and India.  There is also one from Israel, made from a rifle stock and dedicated by Yitzhak Rabin.