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AJC Delegation in India for Prime Minister Netanyahu's Visit

19 January, 2018, 01:41 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • AJC Delegation in India for Prime Minister Netanyahu's Visit

Indian authorities pulled out the stops during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit this week: His counterpart Narendra Modi showed up unexpectedly to greet him on the tarmac.

Netanyahu will interact galaxy of Bollywood personalities through an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event that seeks the sights of business opportunities for Indian filmmakers in Israel.

Netanyahu and his wife arrived here late on Wednesday night for a two-day visit to Mumbai and will return to Israel on Friday morning.

Netanyahu will receive a reception on the arrival, as they proceed to Sabarmati Ashram from Ahmedabad Airport. The road to Sabarmati Ashram was lined with people on both sides, with some carrying Indian and Israeli flags, as folk artists from several states sang and danced on stages erected at vantage points. The roadsides were adorned with huge banners bearing the photos of the two leaders, with crowds waving as they passed by.

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked Sandra Samuel, Moshe's nanny, who saved his life during the attack. The wheel had become emblematic of Gandhi's non-violent resistance to the colonial rule and underpinned his vision of self-reliance. He is revolutionising India.


Weariness with one of the oldest regional conflicts in history, wars elsewhere that burn with greater intensity, and Israel's burgeoning hi-tech sector have all served to create an global environment that favours this doctrine. "I added up the other star followers and I realised you are big", Netanyahu said while addressing the event. "I want young Israelis to come to India, not just with the backpack, but with a laptop".

Both the leaders dedicated a centre of excellence for date farming at the Kukma centre in Kutch district through a digital switch, during their visit to the horticulture centre at Vadrad near Prantij. "Emphasis should be on making optimum use of water", Prime Minister said after visiting the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables here alongside Israeli Prime Minister. "Upgrading of direct aviation routes will encourage the movement of investors, tourists, students, and entrepreneurs", said Netanyahu.

Today I live with my grandparents in Afula and learn in a Chabad school in Migdal Haemek.

India's Israel policy has gone a sea change following Modi coming to power in 2014 and that was one reason it was necessary to tell the Palestinians that India's policy towards that country has not changed. We are truly your partners.

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