For over a quarter-century, AJC’s Asia Pacific Institute (API) has promoted Israeli and American ties with India. These relationships, as well as the trilateral India-Israel-U.S. nexus, benefit all the countries and communities involved.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a historic visit to Israel last year, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about to return the favor. The Israeli leader’s trip to India begins Sunday, January 14. He’ll deliver a keynote address at the prestigious Raisina Dialogue, meet with Indian Jewish community leaders, and announce agreements with Modi that will strengthen Israel’s relationship with the second most populous country in the world.
Four days after the catastrophe, the first Israeli search-and-rescue team arrived in the Tōhoku region and began to provide much-needed humanitarian relief. Israel was the first nation to establish a field hospital, and by the following week, IsraAID had initial operations up and running in Miyagi Prefecture, where the effects of the tsunami were especially destructive
Together, API and IsraAID have brought emergency humanitarian assistance to Fiji, the Philippines, Japan, Nepal, Vanuatu, and Sri Lanka following powerful and destructive storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes