India is no doubt an ancient land and has relations with people from all over the world. Israelis are one such people.
This thread is an attempt to take a look @ Israelis in modern India. Who they are, how many, what they did in Israel, why they are in India, and what are their future plans.
Personally, I think India should welcome people of all hues from all over the world. It would make us a more beautiful and vibrant nation. Related Reading
~ JewishPost.com - Former Israeli Soldiers "Flipping Out" in India
World Jewry: India's Perception of the Jews and Israel - Op-Eds - Israel National News
In India the ex-soldiers live in small communal settings and hotels segregated from the Indian population, in locations, they identify as Kasol sin or crime city. |
Another soldier hopes not to return Israel soon; he does not belong to that country any more and considers having an Israeli passport to be a problem since he feels more at home in India.
"The fact that Jews lived in India without experiencing persecution is part and parcel of contemporary Hindu identity." |
"We have to contend with these various anti-Semitic traditions, a big challenge, but these views are not so deeply ingrained in Hindu and Indian culture as they are in European or Middle Eastern societies."