Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Netanyahu nears of end of India trip with emotional Chabad visit

Netanyahu nears of end of India trip with emotional Chabad visit

In India, there is about 5,000 member who belongs from the Jewish community are living but majority are living in Mumbai.

He emphasized that innovation cannot self-manifest but "it can be nurtured and encouraged and it can also be discouraged".

"This is very important and there will be many more deals", Netanyahu said in a brief video statement during his five-day visit to India. Last year, Modi made a first trip to Israel by an Indian prime minister ever.

He will also reach out to Bollywood personalities through an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event that aims at exploring business opportunities for Indian filmmakers in Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu met with Moshe Holtzberg, a boy whose parents were among six people killed at the Chabad Centre during the attack.

Netanyahu will then proceed to the nearby Nariman House, where he will meet 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg.

"Of course the construction of a new embassy is something that takes years, but the prime minister believes that the United States is considering interim measures that could result in an embassy opening much faster", according to the Israeli officials.

"Before Narendra Modi's historic visit to Israel, we passed several resolutions about cementing ties and one of them is about films".

Samuel was given Israeli citizenship and accompanied Moshe and his relatives back to Mumbai. Netanyahu marked his present height on the same wall during their visit on Thursday.

Israel has given initial approval for Indian energy companies to explore oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean.

Talking about Isrel investing in the Bollywood industry, Netanyahu said that Israel has already invested 4 million shekels (Israeli currency) in Bollywood. He returns to Israel on early Friday morning.

The Isreal PM Netanyahu had also met top leaders of India at power breakfast on Thursday morning in Mumbai.

Among those attending were Karan Johar, Amitabh Bachchan, Sara Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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