Benjamin Netanyahu set to meet Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan, reports India Today
Benjamin Netanyahu set to meet Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan, reports India Today
Benjamin Netanyahu says intelligence sharing key to deal with terrorism
In order to deal with terrorism, the first requirement is intelligence. We share intelligence with India & many countries & we prevented dozens & dozens of major terror strikes which could have disrupted the whole international system, says Israel PM @netanyahu #NetanyahuUpfront— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) January 18, 2018
Visuals from Benjamin Netanyahu's meet with Jewish community leaders in India
Very warm meeting between @IsraeliPM @netanyahu and representatives of the #JewishCommunities of #India.Highlighting the Historic bond between us,the fact that Jews were always welcome in #India &never persecuted,some ideas were offered to strengthen ties,especially with youth pic.twitter.com/Iza0z3H3zt— Daniel Carmon🇮🇱 (@danielocarmon) January 18, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu calls Narendra Modi 'great patriot of India'
Speaking to Times Now, Israeli prime minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "a great patriot of India" and that he does "what is good for India."
"When he thinks about increasing vegetable production, enhancing indian security against terrorism, catapulting young Indians into future with technological know-how, I think he's thinking about what is good for India. I think he is right," said Netanyahu
India-Israel partnership is of civilisations, of two democracies: Netanyahu
"This kind of cooperation that we have, with technology on one side and agriculture on the other is so good for every aspect of life. for water, for agricultre, for security. This has statutory benefits," Benjamin Netanyahu told Times Now.
Netanyahu further added that despite their being markets, and other aspects, he saw the partnership differently. "I see it (India-Israel relations) as a partnership of civilisations, a partnership of two democracies," he said,
Watch: India-Israel partnership is real, says Netanyahu
Speaking to Times Now on his visit to Center of Excellence for Vegetables in Gujarat, Benjamin Netanyahu said that he interacted with farmers who had had their incomes multiply because of the center. "This is tremendous. If we can have that multiplied through half of India, it means we've raised the living standards for a massive number of Indians. I mean, this partnership is real," he said.
India has right to defend soil, Benjamin Netanyahu tells Times Now
Israel's ambassador to India thanks Devendra Fadnavis for hosting Benjamin Netanyahu
Thank you Honorable #CM for hosting our #PM and for participating in the #BusinessSummit today with your vision on cooperation between #Maharashtra and #Israel @israelinMumbai @ykv_finkelstein @MASHAVisrael @InnovationAut @CMOMaharashtra @poonam_mahajan https://t.co/hE650B7x1V— Daniel Carmon🇮🇱 (@danielocarmon) January 18, 2018
Visuals from Netanyahu's interaction with Jewish community in India
PM Benjamin Netanyahu interacted with the leaders of Jewish community in India. Praised their contribution in preserving Jewish values & culture and for cementing India-Israel relations. pic.twitter.com/urWfGifKG0— Israel in Mumbai (@israelinMumbai) January 18, 2018
Visuals from Devendra Fadnavis and Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to 26/11 memorial at Taj Hotel
Paid humble tributes to 26/11 terrorist attack victims in Mumbai with Hon PM @netanyahu at a memorial in Hotel Taj.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) January 18, 2018
26/11च्या मुंबईतील भीषण दहशतवादी हल्ल्यातील मृतांना आज इस्त्रायलचे पंतप्रधान मा.बेंजामिन नेतन्याहू यांच्यासमवेत हॉटेल ताज येथे भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली अर्पण केली. pic.twitter.com/AeNf8yGkRQ
Benjamin Netanyahu marks Moshe's height in his former Nariman House room
After Benjamin Netanyahu and Moshe Holtzberg visited Nariman House on Thursday, the Israeli prime minister shared an image of the two in one of the rooms formerly occupied by the 26/11 survivor and his parents. "I added today a mark of Moshe's height to the wall where his mother had marked his height," Netanyahu said in the tweet.
חזרתי היום עם הילד מוישי אל בית ילדותו, אל המקום בו התרחש הפיגוע הנורא בו נרצחו הוריו. אל הקיר בו אמו סימנה את גובהו, הוספתי היום סימון של גובהו העדכני. מוישי, הוריך עטפו ישראלים רבים באהבת ישראל. עם ישראל אוהב אותך ומלווה אותך לאורך כל הדרך. עם ישראל חי! pic.twitter.com/ZWTYimZfsl— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 18, 2018
'Living memorial' at Chabad House
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahi made a formal announcement on Thursday on the setting up of a living memorial at Nariman House, that was under siege during the 26/11 terror attacks.
According to Hindustan Times, the proposed memorial would include a small terrace garden and rooms on the fifth floor of the building where Moshe and his parents — Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg — stayed before the attack. The fourth floor is likely to be converted into a museum.
Netanyahu says Moshe Holtzberg was unharmed during 26/11 because of his nanny's love
Israeli prime minister Benjamin said that the terrorists could not harm Moshe because of the love shown by his nanny.
"In the past, the Jewish people have witnessed a lot of challenges but with the help of God they overcame everything. The people of Israel are living and will live forever," he said at the Chabad House, or the Nariman House in Mumbai.
Israel's official Twitter handle calls technology and entrepreneurship 'one of major engines for India-Israel partnership
One of the major engines of growth for Israel & #India's partnership is #tech & entrepreneurship. Here are some of the newest collaborations, benefiting the people 🇮🇱🇮🇳and the world as a whole: pic.twitter.com/eU5UOSr3do— Israel ישראל (@Israel) January 18, 2018
Netanyahu and Moshe's 'emotional reunion' in Mumbai
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday visited the Chabad House here along with Moshe Holtzberg, who as a two-year-old was orphaned in the carnage there during the 2008 terror attack.
Sporting the trademark Jewish small brimless cloth cap, 'Kippah,' Netanyahu was warmly welcomed by the present Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky and other officials of Chabad House in the afternoon.
The bespectacled Moshe, now 11, also sporting the 'Kippah' and a dark suit, had an emotional 'reunion' meeting with the Israel prime minister, as his Indian saviour nanny Sandra Samuel and grandparents flanked them in a small room in the Chabad House, in Nariman House, Colaba.
'Moshe-Netanyahu visit to Mumbai of immense emotional importance'
Speaking to CNN-News18, a Jewish resident in Mumbai said, "This (Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and 26/11 survivor Moshe Holtzberg) visit to Mumbai is of immense emotional importance to the entire world. This visit shows the courage which Israel stands for."
Netanyahu, Moshe unveil plans for 26/11 'living memorial' at Chabad House
According to Chabad.org, 26/11 survivor Moshe Holtzbeg and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled the plans for the living memorial on Thursday. Netanyahu also unveiled a plaque in the memory of Moshe’s parents, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg. This was followed by Moshe's two grandmothers lighting an “eternal flame” in remembrance of the victims.
Netanyahu meets Moshe Holtzberg at Chabad House
The Nariman House, renamed as Chabad House, was under siege during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at Chabad House, lays wreath at the memorial to 26/11 terror attack victims at Taj Hotel in Mumbai, reports Hindustan Times.
India-Israel business doing wonders, says Netanyahu
Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said "the business partnership between India and Israel is doing wonders" and that he has developed "a strong personal friendship" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
His remarks came at a power-breakfast where he held discussions with top Indian CEOs, industrialists and bankers at the iconic Hotel Taj Mahal Palace. Among the CEOs present were Ashok Hinduja, Anand Mahindra, Adi Godrej, Ajay Piramal, Harsh Goenka and Chanda Kochhar, with whom Netanyahu cheerfully interacted before getting down to breakfast-cum-business.
"The future belongs to those who innovate and it is our job to encourage you to innovate. It is very crucial for you and your Israeli counterparts to meet," Netanyahu said.
(Image courtesy: Twitter/Froim)
Meanwhile, Congress cries foul over 'illegal hoardings' of Netanyahu and Modi across Mumbai
With due respect to visiting #Israeli PM #Netanyahu,would remind CM @Dev_Fadnavis Who has put these illegal hoardings of both PMs all over Mumbai that High Court has banned this long ago.Does he has any moral right to stop any one in future from violating court order henceforth? pic.twitter.com/FWAS325cYW— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) January 18, 2018
Secret behind Israel's cyber power is being 2nd largest spender on security and IT after US: Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group
In an interaction this morning Israeli PM Netanyahu articulated the secret behind Israel’s cyber power.Israel is the 2nd largest spender on Security IT after the U.S. He viewed that as a ‘sunk cost’ & returns come from spreading that tech competence to the pvt sector. Brilliant!— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 18, 2018
Harsh Goenka, chairman of RPG Enterprises, met Benjamin Netanyahu during the 'power breakfast' in Mumbai
Was a privilege to be invited today for breakfast by Israel PM , Netanyahu. A very dynamic and forward looking leader who is taking Indo- Israel relations to a different level. pic.twitter.com/B6VO3eDdld— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) January 18, 2018
Visuals from Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with Indian CEOs in Mumbai
PM @netanyahu @IsraeliPM interacting with leaders of the #Indian business and industries communities,briefing them and suggesting they contemplate setting up #R&D centers in #Israel as so many international players have already done #WelcomeNetanyahu #ShalomNamaste pic.twitter.com/HWxUp5VegS— Daniel Carmon🇮🇱 (@danielocarmon) January 18, 2018
Deepening ties with Israel a discernible shift from Nehruvian diplomacy
If internationalism is shared history, India and Israel were destined for amity. Both nations, however different in their geographical constituency, were carved with an intense political struggle against their hostile neighbourhood, each with a keen sense of civilizational significance in its emergence.
Although the early Zionists, such as David Ben-Gurion, were keen to woo Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru – whom they perceived to be the architects of modern India, whose support would, in turn, legitimise Israel as a political idea – the two were not convinced, inspired ideologically by the Palestinian cause and politically by the need to weld the Muslim minority into the national struggle and the postcolonial nation.
Maharashtra right place to forge alliance, says Fadnavis
"Maharashtra is the right place to forge alliance. I look forward to many more alliances between Maharashtra and Israel," says CM Devendra Fadnavis.
"I’m sure in time to come, we will see many Israeli businesses mainly in technology and agriculture flourishing, collaborating and cooperating with Indian businesses," he adds.
Acknowledge Jewish community's role in India's development: Fadnavis
We acknowledge the role of Jewish community in India’s journey of development.— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) January 18, 2018
We are looking forward for more and more cooperation and engagement and wish to take this age old friendship to the next level: CM @Dev_Fadnavis pic.twitter.com/4hKStoy5oJ
'India, Israel can become the best partners': Devendra Fadnavis
"The way the Jewish community has assimilated with the Indian community here is very good. India and Israel can become the best partners. A new chapter of friendship and relationship started when Modi visited Israel last year," said Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the India-Israel Business Summit on Thursday.
"The agriculture practices used in Israel are very impressive. We are going to sign an MoU for irrigation with an Israeli firm to help sustain the water-starved regions of Maharashtra," Fadnavis added.
WATCH: CM Devendra Fadnavis at India-Israel Business Summit
Devendra Fadnavis speaks at India-Israel Business Summit
I welcome Hon PM @netanyahu on behalf of 120 million people of Maharashta !— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) January 18, 2018
Mumbai is not only the financial capital of India but also city of dreams: CM @Dev_Fadnavis in Mumbai pic.twitter.com/MP4EqHIAfh
India and Israel are a match made in heaven, says Netanyahu
"India and Israel are democracies and share the love for freedom. We are a match made in heaven," says Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the business summit in Mumbai.
India-Israel partnership reaching wonderful heights, says Netanyahu
"India-Israel partnership is reaching unprecedented heights. This is beginning of a wonderful friendship where possibilities are boundless," says Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the India-Israel Business Summit in Mumbai.
'Every step of way, Netanyahu stresses on importance of innovation': Avigail CJ Spira, Israel Embassy spokesperson
Every step of the way, @IsraeliPM #BenjaminNetanyahu stresses: the future belongs to those who innovate. #India & #Israel cooperation includes #innovation in business, agriculture and every other field of cooperation. #NetanyahuInIndia #ShalomNamaste #GrowingPartnership pic.twitter.com/oiMKWpp5lf— Avigail C.J. Spira (@Avigailcjm) January 18, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu meets Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at India-Israel Business Summit
.@IsraeliPM Hon @netanyahu and CM @Dev_Fadnavis at the India Isreal 🇮🇳 🇮🇱 Business Summit in Mumbai. Israel Ambassador to India Mr @danielocarmon and many dignitaries present. pic.twitter.com/vARFq8dSCv— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) January 18, 2018
'Fifteen countries ahead of Israel in World Bank's competitive index'
“This is the beginning of a wonderful ancient friendship and the possibilities are boundless. We have to bring talents of India and Israel together. Fifteen countries ahead of Israel in the World Bank’s competitive index make me lose sleep. It isn’t Syria, but countries like Singapore, USA and Switzerland which make me lose sleep,” Netanyahu was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.
WATCH: Israeli foreign ministry tweets video on India-Israel friendship
Benjamin Netanyahu mentions teenager Harwardhansinh Jhala who invented drones to detect landmines
I also visited iCreate, an impressive hub where brilliant young minds come to solve problems. I was particularly impressed with a 14-year-old boy. This was slumdog millionaire. He produces drone which goes up the sky & identifies landmines, it'll save lives: #BenjaminNetanyahu pic.twitter.com/WOEMxlGKbJ— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2018
India knows value and glory of competition, says Benjamin Netanyahu at India-Israel Business Summit
India also knows the value of competition and the glory of competition. How many of you know who won the 1983 World Cup? If you were not in London then you must be on streets honking when India defeated West Indies. That is competition: #BenjaminNetanyahu Israel PM in Mumbai pic.twitter.com/qyQxKECxB2— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2018
'India, Israel are innovation nations, must come together to define future': Netanyahu at business summit
Israel is an innovation nation, India is an innovation nation. The two innovation nations must come together to define the future: Israel PM #BenjaminNetanyahu at India-Israel Business Summit in Mumbai #NetanyahuInIndia pic.twitter.com/5PDz7cfju1— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu to lay wreath at memorial for the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks
Netanyahu to business leaders: The partnership between Israel and India is doing wonders
"It is on the level first of a deep personal friendship between Prime Minister Modi and myself," he said.
"In addition, there is a partnership of genuine sympathy between our people. And that is not obvious. Our two civilisations are very old and we have not met each other in real sense. There is an instant chemical reaction of tremendous solidarity and identification and I see it in my Facebook followers. They haven't changed the algorithm yet and I see it very very strongly. We see it when we walk the streets, the responses that we get here. And Indian citizens, when they come to Israel, they can see it. It is powerful," he said.
"So it is leaders. It is people. But I think the most important thing is to have it among business leaders and technological leaders and entrepreneurs like yourself. This is the cherry on the pie! What a cherry! I thought we will discuss the cherry," Netanyahu said.
Business leaders who were present at the breakfast included Ajay Piramal, Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, Harsh Goenka, Anand Mahindra, Dilip Shanghvi, Ashok Hinduja, Atul Punj and Chanda Kochhar.
Future belongs to those who innovate: Netanyahu to India Inc
Stating that the partnership between Israel and India is doing wonders, Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked business leaders to focus on innovation, reported PTI. "The future belongs to those who innovate," Netanyahu said in his opening remarks at a power breakfast with top corporate honchos at the iconic Taj hotel overlooking the Arabia Sea.
"It is very, very crucial today for you and your Israeli counterparts to meet up, because the future belongs to those who innovate," Netanyahu said at the first of his numerous assignments for the day as he wraps up his four-day India visit.
"We in Israel are seizing the future, you in India are seizing the future. Together, you will get there a lot quicker and also get a lot further," he said.
"Innovation doesn't happen by itself. Some of it does. But it can be nurtured, it can encouraged. It also can be discouraged. The job of governments like that of Prime Minister Modi and my own government is to facilitate your competitive advantages and ability to innovate," he said
Netanyahu's schedule in Mumbai
In the first visit by an Israeli Prime Minister to the financial capital of India, Netanyahu will lay a wreath at the memorial for the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks.
Netanyahu will then proceed to the nearby Nariman House, where he will meet 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg. Moshe's father Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and mother Rivka were killed at the Nariman House during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Netanyahu will later meet around 25 to 30 members of the Jewish community at the Taj hotel.
Netanyahu will cap his hectic schedule by attending the 'Shalom Bollywood' event, in which he will invite leading actors, directors, and producers in the Indian cinema industry to come to Israel to shoot movies and collaborate with the Israeli film and television industry.
Netanyahu will leave for Israel in the early hours of Friday.
Muslim organisations protest against Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Mumbai
On Wednesday, Muslim organisations held protests in the city against the Israeli prime minister's visit, reported The Indian Express. “Several Muslim children have died in Jerusalem. They (Israel) are a threat to Muslims across the world. Our protest is against India forging such ties with Israel,” Mohammed Rizvi, general secretary of the Raza Academy told The Indian Express.
Latest updates: Writing in the visitor's diary at the Teen Murti memorial, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the renaming of the road to honour the Battle of Haifa is a historic occasion. Benjamin Netanyahu is all set to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave shortly. Meanwhile, the Israel prime minister took to Twitter to thank Modi for the warm welcome.
Earlier in the day, Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu reached Teen Murti chowk, laid a wreath at the memorial and signed the visitor's book. The road will now be renamed as Teen Murti Haifa chowk.
The three bronze statues at Teen Murti represent the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers who were part of the 15 Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade.
The brigade carried out the victorious assault on the fortified city of Haifa on 23 September, 1918, during World War I.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the protocol to personally welcome Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Delhi airport. After the ceremonial welcome, both leaders have left for the Teen Murti chowk, which will be renamed Teen Murti Haifa chowk.
Keen to strengthen bilateral relations "even more", Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday left for India on a six-day visit along with the largest business delegation that has ever accompanied an Israeli premier on an overseas tour.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netanyahu will hold talks on Monday covering entire expanse of the ties and explore new areas of cooperation to further deepen the "very very special relationship", the external affairs ministry said.
Joint Secretary (West Asia-North Africa division) in the ministry B Bala Bhaskar said the Palestinian issue is likely to figure in the talks between the two prime ministers besides other key issues of mutual importance.
India last month had joined 127 other countries to vote in the United Nations General Assembly in favour of a resolution opposing the recent decision of US president Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
"Our policy is not influenced by any third country... our policy is independent," he said when asked about India's position on the sensitive issue.
The Israeli prime minister will travel to Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Agra also.
"This is a very very special relationship... We want to take it to higher level," said Bhaskar.
Modi had visited the Jewish state in July last year, becoming the first Indian premier to do so.
Asked whether purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles Z$I*(ATGMs) from Israel through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route will be discussed during Netanyahu's visit, Bhaskar refused to give a direct reply.
In November, the defence ministry had decided to retract the process to acquire a batch of Spike missiles from Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems. Now, it is learnt that the government is considering buying the missiles through G-to-G route.
Bhaskar said both the countries have long-standing defence ties and new areas of cooperation are being explored.
He said aim will be to further boost cooperation in a range of sectors including water, agriculture, scientific research and education.
Ahead of the visit, Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon said, "The Prime Minister's visit to India is the grand finale to the celebrations of 25 years of growing partnership between India and Israel."
He said the visit will focus on the progress made between India and Israel since Modi's visit to Israel last summer, and on shaping the next 25 years of relations between the two countries.
On 15 January, Netanyahu will meet with the Indo-Israeli CEO forum in New Delhi and address a separate business event. He will deliver a speech at the Raisina Dialogue on 16 January.
Netanyahu will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind.
He will leave for Ahmedabad on the morning of 17 January. In Ahmedabad, he will visit Sabarmati Ashram. Modi and he will also visit the Center of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference.
The Israeli prime minister will have a number of engagements in Mumbai on 18 January. The Israeli embassy here said Netanyahu will meet with Jewish community leaders and select members of the Indian business community in Mumbai.
It said he will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event.
Asked whether Baby Moshe, the Israeli child who lost his parents in the 2008 terror attack on a Jewish centre in Mumbai, will be part of Netanyahu's delegation or whether Moshe will attend Jewish community event, Bhaskar said finer details of the Israeli PM's visit were still being worked out.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Jan 18, 2018 20:06 PM
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