Must oppose evils of terrorism, radicalism: PM Modi at joint press meet in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a joint conference in Jerusalem, along with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, said the two nations will work towards developing partnership to tackle threats against peace and prosperity.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2017 12:14 pm
Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Modi israel visit, modi in israel, india news Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at a joint press conference in Jerusalem, Israel. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently on a visit to Israel, addressed a joint press statement on Tuesday in Jerusalem along with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Speaking at the conference, PM Modi said there is a need to oppose terrorism and violence. Talking about his visit to Yad Vashem memorial for Holocaust victims earlier in the day, PM Modi said the memorial is a “tribute to your unbreakable spirit to rise above the depths of tragedy, overcome hatred and forge ahead to build a vibrant democratic nation”. “We must resolutely oppose the evils of terrorism, radicalism and violence that plague our times,” he added. The Prime Minister went on to say the two nations will work towards developing partnership to tackle threats against peace and prosperity. “We also want to put in place a robust security partnership to respond to shared threats to our peace, stability and prosperity,” he said.

Watch | PM Modi addresses a joint press conference in Jerusalem

Speaking about the relations between India and Israel, PM Modi said the ties between the two nations goes back thousands of years. “Indian Jews are a living and vibrant connect to this shared history,” Modi said. He went on to say that he is proud of the Jew population living in India. “We are proud of Jewish sons and daughters of India like Lt. General J.F.R. Jacob, Vice Admiral Benjamin Samson, Master architect Joshua Benjamin, and film actors Nadira, Sulochana, and Pramila whose diverse contributions have greatly enriched the fabric of Indian society,” he said, adding he is happy to meet with the Indian diaspora in Israel on Wednesday.

PM Modi said he wishes both the countries expand their economic engagement in the coming years. Describing India as the “world’s fastest growing large economy”, the Prime Minister said, “Over coming decades, we want to frame a relationship that transforms the landscape of our economic engagement.” Pushing for use of science and technology in future, PM Modi said that two nations have a scope to expand academic and business links. “Our focus on using technology and innovation to meet our development priorities provides productive scope to expand our academic, scientific & research, and business links,” he said.

Expressing his gratitude to Israel PM Netanyahu and his family, PM Modi said he will work closely with Israel to attain these objectives. “I will work with Prime Minister Netenyahu to craft and build a clear action agenda to realise these objectives. Once again, let me express my sincere gratitude to Prime Minister Netanyahu and Mrs. Netanyahu for their warm welcome,” Modi said.

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  1. B
    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:14 am
    Israeli establishment and Indian ledership are friends since both faces Muslim states. Muslim states are burning with hatred to each other as divided in many sects. These muslim states helped west to destroy Iraq Lebanon Libya Syria Yemen and Afghanistan. Today the destroyer is helping butchered people to get bread as charity. Therefore, it is muslim world responsible for dictatorship and no democracy. They.shall suffer more if did not sense human values.
    1. D
      Jul 5, 2017 at 9:28 am
      Both Countries are highly hypocritic and Israel is better then India in anyway. Modi has to first control RSS-BJP terrorism, vigilantism, Cowism. This is the truely terrorism in Every sense in India now. Why this stupidity is not controlled by Modiji don. Israel should be beware of Indian sm against Minorities - Dalits, Tribals, Muslims, Christians etc. Modi is a dangerous man as it is said in Tamil "Pasuthole Porthiya Puli".
      1. A
        Jul 5, 2017 at 9:14 am
        Radicalization not only in case of Muslims, but Hindu Radicalization is rampant by bjp nd Rss in India since Modi came to power, which is observed by d whole world.
        1. J
          Jul 5, 2017 at 7:45 am
          Is chaiwala talking abt radicalism which killed Junaid ????
          1. B
            Jul 5, 2017 at 6:24 am
            Terrorists want to fight terrorism, what would be more amusing?
            1. B
              Jul 5, 2017 at 6:16 am
              Two saints pledging to eradicate terrorism?
              1. M
                Mohammad Dar
                Jul 5, 2017 at 9:13 am
                Sanatan of hinduism illegality, in association with hindu criminal saints of hindu terrorist by faith Judaism, a classic union of hindu criminal hogs of hinduism racism, peos ut ting to be human being, to fool humanity.
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                Mohammad Dar
                Jul 5, 2017 at 1:17 am
                Sure every civil human being needs to fight hind crime of hinduism terrorism, work side by side work to eradicate hindu criminal manifesto of hinduism terrorism, called Judaism and hidnuism, as a faith.
                1. S
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 2:01 am
                  You are a sick individual consumed by hate. Your name says it all.
                  1. B
                    bramh mishra
                    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:07 am
                    Dharji I could be wrong in coming to a conclusion that you know little about Hinduism. Hinduism is not faith based. The proper name of this following is Sanatna Dharma which means universal and natural following not only for a relationship with a god but with a clear appreciation and a relationship with nature and all creation. Any reference to God is only one aspect of Sanatna Dharma. Dharma concentrates on how the human mind works, the likes and dislikes, behaviour, habits, food intake, digestion and elimination, how to control anger, desire, fear, ignorance, attachment and aversion. A Hindu learns how to talk, how to respect and also how to live with another and also all nature. Uncontrolled behaviour is the problem with humans today and religions fail to address that. In short religions have resulted in dividing humanity to the point of hatred and intolerance with ugly divisions I hope you appreciate my comments bramhb4
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                      Mohammad Dar
                      Jul 5, 2017 at 3:37 am
                      joke of the day, or the master piece of hinduism ignorance, word Sanatan is based on, to be sane, otherwise known a siyana, having nothing to do with any faith but, meaning a person of intelligence, corrupted by the hyenas of hnduism racism by faith, and installed themselves on a pedestal to be hindu crook gods of hidus ignorant s.
                      1. K
                        Jul 5, 2017 at 7:06 am
                        Why u use ji word for dhar even our hindu culture tell us to respect everyone but this mohamad dhar is mentally sick about Hinduism.he is a kind of man who don't know anything about Hindu and India but bcoz of fund received by him from mujahiddin ,he speaks bad just ignored him and don't use "ji" for jihadis.
                      2. J
                        Jul 5, 2017 at 5:16 am
                        The word terrorism always associated with Muslim. I have lots of good great Muslim friends... even they feel same way . People like you're disgrace for the Muslim community. Read books.. broaden your mind before giving comments
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