Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Baby Moshe arrives at Foreigners Regional Registration Office in Mumbai

Baby Moshe arrives at Foreigners Regional Registration Office in Mumbai

11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg's father Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and mother Rivka were killed here during the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

This is his first visit to Mumbai since the attacks by Pakistani terrorists over nine years ago.

The Holtzbergs spent some time in the Nariman House on Wednesday before returning to the nearby Hotel Taj Mahal, where they are staying.

He was later taken to Chabad House in south Mumbai where on Thursday he will join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the unveiling of a memorial to the victims of the 26/11 attacks.

Sandra Samuel, the nanny who heroically saved Moshe Holtzberg during the 2008 terror attacks, sits for an interview in Nariman House earlier in the week.

"The visit to Nariman House was an emotional experience for Moshe", his grandfather Shimon Rosenberg said.

The Living Memorial project, as the memorial is called, will be housed on the top two floors and terrace of the Nariman House and will be dedicated to the victims of 26/11 attack.

In the evening around 5 pm, Netanyahu will attend a gathering with the members of the Jewish community living in different parts of the city.

"Shalom...bahut khushi (I'm very happy)", said a shy Moshe, speaking to media at the Mumbai airport. On Tuesday, she accompanied him and his relatives as they arrived in Mumbai.

While meeting Modi, Moshe had said, "I remember our connection to Nariman House. This is very important and there will be many more deals", says Netanyahu.

On the relationship between people of Israel and India, Netanyahu said, "It is on the level first of a deep personal friendship between Prime Minister Modi and myself".

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The partnership between Israel and India is doing wonders, the Israel prime minister said. "I hope I will be able to visit Mumbai and when I get older, live there".

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