A packed schedule for Netanyahu in Mumbai


The prime minister along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, laid wreath at the memorial of the terror attack victims, that claimed 166 lives, at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in south Mumbai under a heavy security blanket.

The Chabad House was one of the targeted sites of the brutal 26/11, 2008 Mumbai terror strikes in which the toddler Moshe's young parents - Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka were gunned down.

Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Moshe Holtzberg, a boy whose parents were among six people killed at the Chabad Center during the attack. And this meet has also followed the address to the India-Israel Business Summit at the Taj Hotel.

They acquire an enormous amount of experience and knowledge and can start their own business, Netanyahu said.

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"Israel is an innovation nation, India is an innovation nation". Our job is to encourage you to innovate. "I have a strong personal friendship with PM Modi", he added.

During the Cold War, India didn't have open relations with Israel, leaning heavily in favor of the Palestinians. In addition, there is a partnership of genuine sympathy between our people. "Our two civilisations are very old and we have not met each other in real sense".

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. Netanyahu will cap his hectic schedule by attending the "Shalom Bollywood" event, also at the Taj Hotel.

On Tuesday afternoon the 11-year-old boy visited the Chabad House along with his grandparents.