In July, Netanyahu said, Modi became the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel. He also shared with the world leaders his meeting with the Indian premier.
The Egyptian president joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks with then US secretary of state John Kerry hosted by King Abdullah II in the Jordanian city of Aqaba in February 2016, a former US official confirmed to AFP earlier this year.
Netanyahu arrived Monday, marking the first visit by an Israeli leader since the creation of the Israeli state in 1948. He is also scheduled to visit Colombia and Mexico before going to New York.
Netanyahu spoke to reporters accompanying him on a trip to Latin America before his plane left Tel Aviv for Argentina on Sunday night. He will also visit Colombia and Mexico before heading to New York.
Russia, also an Assad ally, is seen as holding balance of power in achieving deal on Syria’s future. Israel fears an eventual Assad victory could leave Iran with permanent garrison in Syria, extending a threat from neighbouring Lebanon by Hezbollah.
A Kremlin statement said Putin and Netanyahu would “exchange opinions on bilateral relations and the situation in the Middle East, primarily Syria, on fighting international terrorism, a Palestinian-Israeli settlement and other global and regional issues.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself did not address latest developments at weekly Cabinet meeting. Israeli police recently announced that they suspect Netanyahu of being involved in bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a pair of cases.
Their 40-metre ship named “C-Star”, hired by “Generation Identity”, arrived on Saturday in an area where tens of thousands of migrants have been rescued from unseaworthy trafficker boats over recent months and years.
The document released to media outlets Thursday night says the cases involving Netanyahu deal with suspicion of “bribes” and “breach of trust.” Police put a gag order on reporting any additional details.
Settlements in the occupied West Bank and Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem are illegal under international law and are seen as one of the greatest obstacles to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Israel installed metal detectors and security cameras after a July 14 attack near the Haram al-Sharif, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, in which gunmen killed two policemen.
“India has been an old friend of Palestine and supported our cause and people for long. We are not worried about the growing ties between India and Israel as long its (New Delhi’s) attitude towards Palestine remains unchanged,” Palestinian envoy Adnan Abu Alhaijaa said
Tensions have risen throughout the past week between Israeli security forces and Palestinians over metal detectors at compound, which includes the revered Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, following the July 14 attack that killed two policemen.
Audio released by Haaretz, revealed that Netanyahu, during a close-door session with leaders from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia told them: “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he needs water for his people. ‘Where will I get it? Ramallah? No’.”
“We have a peculiar situation. The European Union is the only association of countries in the world that conditions the relations with Israel, that produces technology in every area, on political conditions. The only one,” Netanyahu told four European leaders.