Monday , July 13 2020

Dr. Richard Benkin

Dr. Richard Benkin is a reputed American Jewish Human rights activist, co-founder of ‘Interfaith Strength’, journalist, writer and lecturer. He’s also a member of Folks Magazine’s Editorial Board.

United States and South Asia : Analysis by Dr. Richard Benkin

United States and South Asia

With the United States of America (US or USA) taking a more isolationist tone and actions under President Donald Trump, it is not surprising that some South Asians are looking to other powers for support; not surprising but not wise either. People have been counting out the US since its birth when many Europeans thought the ragtag American revolutionaries would fall apart before …

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What does Jamal Kashoggi’s killing have to do with CPEC?

Journalists in Saudi Arabia

Geo-political dynamics are complicated. Take the recent accommodation between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. According to the highly prestigious Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan struck gold with the Saudis in October. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon (MBS) agreed that the Saudi kingdom would send Pakistan’s central bank $3 billion USD in outright aid, and would give Pakistan an extra …

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Indian Hindu Leader Hosted in Shomron, Israel

Israel-India relations

This spring, Arun Upadhyay, International President of Hindu Struggle Committee, realized a long- cherished dream: he visited Israel. While the world marvels at the growing relationship between Israel and India, numerous individuals are making it work at a person-to-person level. Arun, a Hindu activist, has worked on building the India-Israel relationship at the grass roots level for more than a …

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Pakistan is trying to Silence Pro-US, Pro-Israel Voice

Earlier this month, the Pakistani National Assembly (NA), slavishly followed suit with most of the Muslim world and the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in condemning United States President Donald Trump’s declaration that recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “Debate” on the resolution was characterised by threats of violence and knee-jerk condemnation of the United States (US) and Israel. The resolution itself called the US …

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