“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.
Commemorating 75 years since a mass roundup of Jews alongside Benjamin Netanyahu, Emmanuel Macron insisted “it was indeed France that organized this.” He said “not a single German” was directly involved, but French police collaborating with Nazis.
Macron reiterated that he would support any initiative seeking the resumption of negotiations of the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has been frozen for three years.
In the defence sector, India’s import fixation is taking a toll
In the backdrop of the Israeli-Indian alliance are realities of occupation, suppression and misery.
PM Narendra Modi and Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu travelled to Haifa in a helicopter and laid wreaths at the Indian War Cemetery in Haifa. Forty-four Indian soldiers had died during the liberation of the city in World War I.
Prime Minister Modi gifted Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu replicas of two sets of copper plates, said to have been inscribed in the 9-10th century, which demonstrate the history of Cochin Jews in India.
Narendra Modi became the first Prime Minister from India to visit Israel in the last 70 years. Seven agreements were signed between the two countries. Post his three day historic visit to Israel, the Prime Minister is scheduled to fly to Germany to attend the G20 Summit.
After an energetic hug, the prime ministers of both India and Israel were seen ‘hanging out at the beach’. Well, not really but it is not very far from the truth. Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu visited Dor beach and a picture of both of them there has now taken social media by storm.
The two strategic leaders signed seven agreements related to space, water management and agriculture. Narendra Modi is the first ever Indian Prime Minister who paid a visit to the Jewish state in 70 years. From Israel, the Prime Minister will go to Germany to attend the G20 Summit.
Narendra Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit the country, was accompanied by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to the cemetery where he laid a wreath in honour of the soldiers. The two leaders unveiled a plaque to commemorate the soldiers.
The New Delhi Municipal Council had proposed in April that Teen Murti Marg and Teen Murti Chowk be renamed Haifa ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel, the first by an Indian prime minister.
The Jerusalem municipality has said it plans to approve 800 new homes in Jewish-populated areas of east Jerusalem in the coming month, a move that could complicate U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to restart peace talks.
The Express Tribune reported that Pakistan officially does not comment on bilateral visits of other heads of governments and states, but it is closely following Modi’s trip since it can have serious implications on strategic stability in the region.
Full text: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted the importance of realizing the full potential of bilateral trade and investment. They tasked the India-Israel CEO Forum to come up with early recommendations in this regard.