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Coalition of the Nerds

Israel and India, dominant at the World Chess Championship last week, share tourists, trade, and values

Daybreak: Iran Has Nary a Drop of Oil to Sell

Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news

India’s Most Famous Jewish Poet

Nissim Ezekiel, born in Bombay and schooled in London, wrote in English from India about familiar but foreign cultures

Daybreak: Israel Delays Outpost Removal

Plus Egyptian Islamists flailing, and more in the news

Daybreak: Hamas Still Plots Kidnappings

Plus Merah dies, Gates calls Iran attack ‘a catastrophe,’ and more in the news

Passage to India

The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?

Daybreak: ‘Something We *Have* to Solve’

Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news

Daybreak: Bang!

Plus New York City could be another target, and more in the news

Embassy Vehicle Attack Victim Hospitalized

Details on the car bomb that injured two in New Delhi, India

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