Dear Friends Shalom,
I have the honour and pleasure to welcome you to the new website of the Embassy of Israel in India.
This website intends to serve as a useful and user-friendly platform to provide updated information about the flourishing and dynamic bilateral relations between Israel and India. In addition we hope that the website will offer the Indian public a fresh look on Israel in its various angles – economy, culture, society, science, technology, agriculture, history, tourism, politics and more.
Indeed, the launching of this website in the year 2012 comes on an extremely auspicious occasion, as it coincides with the celebrations of 20 years of full diplomatic relations between our two countries. In the last two decades the bond and partnership between our two countries has impressively developed and made, I believe, unprecedentedly quick strides. Our special relationship encompasses some of the key issues of human endeavour, including trade and investment, agriculture, science, academia, culture and much more.
Israel and India are both ancient civilizations in a constant struggle to preserve their unique heritage and traditions, while embracing modernity and values such as democracy, pluralism and tolerance. Equally, both Israel and India have a bright future as powerhouses of innovation and enterprise and have much to gain from expanding their collaboration in these realms. Most importantly, Israel and India are today bound by a unique degree of friendship amongst their peoples that serves as a solid foundation for enhancing our bilateral ties.
I believe that this website can play an important role in building bridges between our peoples and providing information about the development of our ties. I sincerely hope you find it interesting and useful.