Interview with Israel's ambassador to India, Mark Sofer

In early February 2010, I conducted a telephone interview with Mr Mark Sofer, Israel’s ambassador to India. Mr Sofer’s previous diplomatic service included Norway, so he is also well acquainted with the Scandinavian scene. 

The interview covers a wide range of topics – the 2000 year old history of the Jews in India, the remarkable transformation in relations between India and Israel in recent years, the close and growing contacts between the two countries in areas such as agriculture, industry, finance, cultural exchange, homeland security and much more.

One of the most interesting points Ambassador Sofer raises is the total absence of anti-Semitism in Indian culture, from 2000 years ago to today.

Links to the Israel Embassy in India and interesting articles in the Indian press:
Jerusalem in Focus (in Swedish)

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