How Pakistani media reported on PM Modi’s visit to Israel

The Pakistani media are attaching a great deal of importance to the defence deals between India and Israel that may be signed on PM Narendra Modi's visit to Israel. This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the country. PM Modi will be reaching Israel on Tuesday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2017 11:51 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel is historic for many reasons. The fact that he is the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel and will not pay a visit to Ramallah, detouring from the customary practices, has created a lot of buss. And Pakistani media is covering Modi’s Israel visit at great length. They are also attaching a great deal of importance to defence deals between the two countries.

One of Pakistan’s most influential English language newspapers, Dawn, used a wire copy to report on the issue. Titled “Modi set to become first Indian PM to visit Israel”, the report largely reflected on the defence deals between India and Israel. It also said about the transaction diplomacy between the two countries and how Modi might use the opportunity to encourage manufacturers from Israel to come and built their business in India. The report also spoke about how India-Israel relations have bloomed and how New Delhi is increasingly turning away from its old-time military hardware ally Russia.

In an another report titled “Modi heads to Israel, lifting the curtain on close ties,” the newspaper talked about how Modi skipping the visit to Ramallah, the seat of Palestinian Authority at a time when there is alleged growth of extremism in India can make a strong statement. The report also quoted Asaduddin Owaisi, the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen saying, “Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel will only strengthen its occupation of Palestine.” The report hinted that the visit may be aimed at countering the military strength of Pakistan and China.

Express Tribune, meanwhile, used a wire copy to talk about how the visit has made the Indian Jews in Israel excited. It quotes several Indian Jews who are terming the visit a landmark moment for the Jewish state. Dunya news also used a wire copy similar to Dawn to report on the visit.

Most newspapers in Pakistan used the wire copied to inform its readers about Modi’s visit to Israel. However, there was very little commentary on how the visit may impact Pakistan or global politics. There were also no editorials carried on the issue.

TV channels on the other hand tried to look at the visit with a deeper lens. According to a report in Hindustan Times, Khawar Ghumman referred to India and Israel as a ‘nexus.’ “This is an old nexus and we know that in the past, Israel has actively worked with India to counter Pakistan,” Ghumman said on Channel 42.

Security analyst Brig Ghazanfar Ali said there were “similarities between Hindu nationalism and Jewish nationalism”. He added that blooming relationship between New Delhi and Tel Aviv can impact Pakistan’s security concerns and that “We need to check mate India’s aggressive diplomatic moves.”

Modi will arrive in Israel on Tuesday. He is on a three day visit to the country and will mark the celebration of 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Ahead of his visit, Israel on Monday backed India on the issue of cross-border terrorism emanating out of Pakistan.

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    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:50 am
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      Amar Jit Singh Goraya-Australia
      Jul 5, 2017 at 6:35 am
      India and Israel should have the closest relations to counter Pak-inspired terrorism in Kashmir Mody is on the right track
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        SUNIL
        Jul 5, 2017 at 5:27 am
        Pakistan is quite rightly worried about India aquring manufacturing and new equipment from Israel since israel since its inception has been fighting terrorism. Israel has the skills and knows how to deal with terrorists within its borders and away from its borders like in MUnich, Entebbe in Uganda and elsewhere from which India can learn. Pakis are liars and terrorist since they kept denying that they did not have Osama on its soil?
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          S.K. Bose
          Jul 5, 2017 at 1:56 am
          EARLIER VERSION HAD AN ERROR NOW CORRECTED The dark and short Pakistani Punjabi (most Pakistanis are Punjabis) is much like the Jews greedy. Today most Chinese arms in Pakistan are of Israeli origin. Israeli gets weapons and technology from the USA and then transfers some of these to their Chinese allies. This is no secret. Politics is complicated. Nothing bad in Modi going to Israel but since he is not trained or educated he must not get flattered and go overboard, If he sees history it shall be a disaster for India. Though Tharoor is corrupt he surely knows global politics thus Modi must also consult Congress. It was Narasimha Rao who opened relations with Israel yet did not let the Jewish agenda in.
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            Facts anyone
            Jul 5, 2017 at 2:35 am
            have you heard the term "Vidya Vinayena Shobhate"?? Read your comment again and you will find why you are writing from behind a computer and why Modi is the PM of this country. Lol you do not even have the understanding of a pig to know why he grunts all the time and you are trying judge Modi after all his string of successes over the last 20 years. Anyway unlike you I do not want to label you with unintellectual terms. Hope you gain the knowledge to know where you fail.
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              Facts anyone
              Jul 5, 2017 at 2:37 am
              Oops just read the rest of your comments and realized you are a congressi slave. No wonder you show your lack of education and knowledge as a badge. Slaves are usually breed to behave like this at the masters behest.
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                Shyamal Ganguly
                Jul 5, 2017 at 2:45 am
                Are you educated more than me - Mr. S K Bose? What kind of lousy education you have? Shame on you? What degrees, what subject? What a low life, commenting on education? Sink in pig spoils.
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                  undefined
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 4:57 am
                  "Mr Narasimha Rao " was not given any honor when he passed away by Congress President Ms Sonia (Sonia is India India is Sonia!?) Saudi finance P-akistan! Kerala Commies will invite Chinese Commies!
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                    lb
                    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:49 am
                    i suggest brain pills- to cure u of your pretensions of being smart and your view that modi is uneducated and untrained- typical bongo
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                    S.K. Bose
                    Jul 5, 2017 at 1:54 am
                    The dark and short Pakistani Punjabi (most Pakistanis are Punjabis) is much like the Jews greedy. Today most Chinese arms in Pakistan are of Israeli origin. Israeli gets weapons and technology from the USA and then transfers some of these to their Pakistani allies. Politics is complicated. Nothing bad in Modi going to Israel but since he is not trained or educated he must not get flattered and go overboard, If he sees history it shall be a disaster for India. Though Tharoor is corrupt he surely knows global politics thus Modi must also consult Congress. It was Narasimha Rao who opened relations with Israel yet did not let the Jewish agenda in.
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                      Aamir Khan
                      Jul 5, 2017 at 1:39 am
                      India the biggest arm importer...why..???Would be goof if used for people welfare....
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                        Jul 5, 2017 at 5:04 am
                        If there is no arms, Muslim terrorist Islamic Republic of P-akistan Tikka Khan (like 71) will invade India to form Islamic terrorist Caliphate from Istanbul to Manila! Old history will repeat!
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                        Sunson
                        Jul 5, 2017 at 12:50 am
                        Hey Media! Why do you want to act as a mouthpiece of Pakistan and its media!? Wanna promote pakistani agenda against India and Israel!?
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                          MyTake
                          Jul 5, 2017 at 12:07 am
                          Aspirations of majority of people in both countries have always been in favor of good relations between India and Israel. Its the mafia who were in power all these years in India, for their petty criminal gains wanted to destroy this relationship for their imaginary "problems"! At last people got what they wanted. Even India's enemies knew there is a case of good relations to be between these two countries but for unknown reasons people were denied that opportunity in the past!
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