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Friday, July 07, 2017

India Gives Israel a Firm Embrace

Even to the casual observer, the symbolism of Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel this week was hard to miss. But the visit also reflects deep changes in India’s domestic politics. Traditional opponents of a closer India-Israel relationship have lost in the court of public opinion.

Mr. Modi’s three days in Israel, the first visit ever to the Jewish state by an Indian prime minister, unfolded as a series of carefully choreographed photo-ops designed to emphasize the warmth that exists between New Delhi and Jerusalem. Accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr. Modi paid tribute to Holocaust victims and to Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism.

The two leaders underlined their common opposition to Islamic terrorism by meeting a 10-year-old Israeli boy whose parents were murdered by Pakistani terrorists during the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which claimed 166 lives. Mr. Modi also traveled to Haifa to honor Indian soldiers who died helping liberate the city during World War I.

It’s easy to attribute India’s dramatic shift over the past quarter century—from reflexive support for the Palestinians to an intense partnership with Israel—to changing global circumstances.



Anonymous said...

The president of India knows that a relationship with Israel will translate to financial rewards for his country.
Israel is home of the most influential banking families including the Rothschild Family, who built the Keneseth Building (congress). The Rothschild's Country as it has been called, Israel can remove or include any other Country from the world's richest banks.
Doing business with Western Banks is the key for easter nations' prosperity.

Anonymous said...

What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent comment were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this blog is now dumber for having read. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Anonymous said...

It makes sense to me.
I don't know what was the problem for 349?

If these Eastern Countries want to participate in Western Banking and Western Business, then they must be friendly with Israel.
Who doesn't know this to be the case?

And yes, the Rothschild Family was extremely instrumental in the development of Israel from 1948 to now.
They are a very wealthy and successful Jewish Family of bankers who started gaining tremendous power and influence when Napoleon borrowed money from them to fight England. They are international bankers and are part owners of our very own Federal Reserve Bank as well as the Bank for International Settlements.