The Man Behind Mumbai
Shimon Rosenberg, right, speaks with Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, in front of a portrait of Rosenberg’s slain daughter Rivka and son in-law Gavriel Holtzberg at Nariman House in Mumbai on Nov. 26, 2009, a year after the Mumbai terror attacks. (Arko Datta/Reuters)
This article was co-published with the Washington Post . This is the first of two parts.
On a November night two years ago, a young American rabbi and his pregnant wife finished dinner at their home in the mega-city of Mumbai.
Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg had come to India on a religious mission. They had established India’s first outpost of Chabad Lubavitch, the Orthodox Jewish organization, in a six-story tower overlooking a shantytown. The Holtzbergs’ guests that evening were two American rabbis, an Israeli grandmother and a Mexican tourist. (mais…)
In India, Obama Explains What the U.S. Knew About
by Marian Wang
5:40 pm: This post has been updated with the full statement  from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
During a meeting today with India’s prime minister, President Obama reportedly shared what the United States government knew about an American businessman, David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the attacks that killed 166 people in Mumbai in 2008. According to a statement released today by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the U.S. government did not share information on Headley with the Indian government prior to the Mumbai attacks because it “did not connect Headley to terrorism until 2009 .” (mais…)