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Israel's PM Unveils Memorial at Mumbai Chabad House

19 January 2018

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu flew kites, led a roadshow and spoke effusively about their friendship during a day-long visit to Gujarat in a public show of top-level backing for the fast-growing ties between India and Israel.

Jhirad, who is also the president and managing trustee of Bene Israel Heritage Museum and Genealogical Centre, said President Ram Nath Kovind, Modi and Israeli ambassador to India Daniel Carmon have welcomed the magazine and sent congratulatory messages.

Talking about Isrel investing in the Bollywood industry, Netanyahu said that Israel has already invested 4 million shekels (Israeli currency) in Bollywood.

It was the job of his government and the government of Modi to facilitate "your competitive advantages and the ability to innovate", he told the business leaders.

"We in Israel are seizing the future, you in India are seizing the future".

Later, he will address the India-Israel Business summit which will see the participation of top business personalities from both countries. Netanyahu will also speak to around 30 members of the Jewish community at the hotel. He is visiting India for the first time to pay tribute to his parents and present plans for the new memorial.

"The people of Israel lives and will continue to live and flourish on the strength of their faith, love and actions, actions which are expressed in houses such as these, and a new one to be built", the prime minister said.

The Israeli Prime Minister gifted the Gal-Mobile, a water desalination and purification vehicle, to India and both the Prime Ministers witnessed the demonstration of a vehicle that was stationed at Suigam, a village several kilometres away in the border district of Banaskantha, where BSF and villagers would benefit from clean drinking water using Gal-Mobile.

Netanyahu then visited the nearby Chabad House, where he met 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, an Israeli national whose father Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and mother Rivka were killed at the Jewish cultural outreach centre during the attack. "India has the vision and leadership under Modi", said Netanyahu. Since he entered politics in the late 1980s, the Netanyahu doctrine has been that Israel can enjoy strong diplomatic and economic relations with the main world powers even without solving the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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Israel's PM Unveils Memorial at Mumbai Chabad House