PM Modi Israel visit: Water, agriculture to be high on agenda

Israel Ambassador to India said the country is "very excited" about PM Modi's visit, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 25 years after establishing diplomatic relations with Israel. "It's huge symbolic significance of visit of PM of India, first visit ever to Israel," he said,

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2017 6:37 pm
Narendra Modi, Israel India, White Shipping Agreement, Admiral Lanba File Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a meeting in New York. (Source: AP)

Water and agriculture will be high on agenda during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel, the country’s director general of foreign affairs said at a press briefing on Monday. Yuval Rotem, Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escort and accompany PM Modi during his three-day visit, a practice usually not extended to other foreign dignitaries.

Israel Ambassador to India, Danny Carmon said the country is “very excited” about the visit, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 25 years after establishing diplomatic relations with Israel.  “It’s huge symbolic significance of visit of PM of India, first visit ever to Israel,” Carmon told reporters.

Sharing details about PM Modi’s schedule, Carmon said he would be meeting his counter Benjamin Netanyahu for a “working lunch” on Wednesday. The bilateral meeting would last for four hours, he said.  Agriculture and water, among others, will be the areas of cooperation the two countries wish to set up joint strategic partnerships. Israel is also looking to seek cooperation in the area of Space technology, he said.

During his visit, PM Modi will be visiting Haifa and pay tribute to the fallen soldiers during World War I.  He would also visit the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.  The prime minister will be addressing a crowd of around four thousand Indians during his visit.

Speaking to the media on his upcoming visit, PM Modi said boosting economic ties and furthering people-to-people interactions would be on his agenda. Saying that he would be holding “wide-ranging talks” with Netanyahi, PM Modi added that common challenges like terrorism will be discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

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    Singh
    Jul 3, 2017 at 11:47 pm
    The Jews believe they are the chosen people and thus push their culture and values on others. Indians in most regions of India are Aryans (about 72 percent of the population) and have nothing to do with the Semites except the Muslims of India follow a Semitic religion Islam. Our first-man is Manu and not Adam. The Jews when they can not penetrate other cultures place other cultures in theirs temporarily. They even used the stupid-corrupt Yashwant Sinha to mention that Manu and Noah (nothing could be more far from the truth) are the same! This was their first step to penetrate the Indian culture and mess up it. They Jews also look for greedy elements in any country and place their tentacles through them. They do not like independent thinkers whom they think as enemies. Jews blackmail people or control them by money.
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      Singh
      Jul 3, 2017 at 11:44 pm
      Part-58) The Jewish media props up Modi and will prop up Modi and also make Israel look like a great power during this trip. Though that country survives due to the protection of the USA as was the case of in the Israel Arab war of 1973. 9) Also the Jews should not be allowed to sabotage our terms with our loyal Russian brothers. We Indians have much gra ude for the USSR and Russians. No leader comparable to Mr. Putin on this planet today. He has the same class as Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
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        Singh
        Jul 3, 2017 at 11:42 pm
        PART-4 7) Also Jews are forming colonies in India particularly in Himachal, etc. and marrying with the tribal people creating a new Hindu who is circumcised. 8) The Jewish media props up Modi and will prop up Modi and also make Israel look like a great power during this trip. Though that country survives due to the protection of the USA as was the case of in the Israel Arab war of 1973. 9) Also the Jews should not be allowed to sabotage our terms with our loyal Russian brothers. We Indians have much gra ude for the USSR and Russians. No leader comparable to Mr. Putin on this planet today. He has the same class as Mrs. Indira Gandhi. 7) Also Jews are forming colonies in India particularly in Himachal, etc. and marrying with the tribal people creating a new Hindu who is circumcised. 8) The Jewish media props up Modi and will prop up Modi and also make Israel look like a great power during this trip. Though that country survives due to the protection of the USA as was the case of in
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          Singh
          Jul 3, 2017 at 11:41 pm
          PART-35) Since many Jews are insecure they are trying to Semitize racially India by fraud. Since the Jews have excellent teamwork they are spreading many people (who are not Jews and are even Aryans) are Semites (Jews in this case) and when they are caught fabricating things so called friendly Jew appears and mentions that this is rubbish! Note to help the gentiles the Jews are even spreading that Indians have Greek blood. The Greeks never entered what is today’s India besides no person from the whole Indian subcontinent has been shown to be genitically (though racial genetics is a crude subject and can be fixed) linked to the Greeks. 6) Modi must be careful that the Jewish tradition of circumcision does not now appear in India. Jewish doctors are doing much publicity for this cruel ritual. In fact many countries in Europe have banned this except for the Jews and Muslims. The Jews may find this ritual great but not force it globally. Also Modi must not wear the Semitic Yamukah!
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            Singh
            Jul 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm
            PART -24) Modi must be careful (since he is not too well educated and exposed to global politics) that he should not go overboard and fall prey to the Jewish agenda. The Jews want to use the Hindus against Muslims and Christians (two enemies of the Jews) and also are playing a vice-versa game in this area. Let us continue to genuinely respect all religions including the Jews in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi. 5) Since many Jews are insecure they are trying to Semitize racially India by fraud. Since the Jews have excellent teamwork they are spreading many people (who are not Jews and are even Aryans) are Semites (Jews in this case) and when they are caught fabricating things so called friendly Jew appears and mentions that this is rubbish! Note to help the gentiles the Jews are even spreading that Indians have Greek blood. The Greeks never entered what is today’s India besides no person from the whole Indian subcontinent has been shown to be genitically (though racial genetics is a crude
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              Singh
              Jul 3, 2017 at 11:38 pm
              1) Not a bad idea for Shri Modi to proceed to Israel. While our great leader Mahatma Gandhi was justifiably against the creation of Israel and wanted the Jews and Arabs (Semites and cousins. Chidren of Abraham) to live in harmony. Now that Israel has been created by the U.N. we must respect her sovereignty yet see that a just solution to this problem occurs by creating an independent Palestinian state. 2) Israel is a tiny country backed by the USA in every manner thus Modi by visiting Israel will get support of the powerful Jewish lobby. This lobby is running the politics of Israel from the east coast of USA. 3) Israel does get good weapons (if not the best) from the USA and she (Israel) an ally of Communist China has given U.S. military technology to the latter. In some areas India could also obtain this technology though this is not the best, yet could be appropriate for our needs. In exchange India could supply steel, etc. to Israel.
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                Hindu Rajya
                Jul 3, 2017 at 9:47 pm
                Great ...Kudos to Modiji...This is Realpolitik...Bravo.Israel India US Vs Islamic terrorists...
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                  Manas Sarkar
                  Jul 3, 2017 at 9:38 pm
                  India should learn from Israel, how to eliminate terrorist like Dawood, buddin inside Pak. Before they start terrorism, we must eliminate them. So we don't need request anyone to designate him terrorist.
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