Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday interacted with leaders of the Jewish community in Mumbai to address their issues.
He has already had a breakfast with business leaders, including Anand Mahindra, Ajay Piramal, Adi Godrej, and Chanda Kochhar.
The Israeli PM is scheduled to pay to victims of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, and attend a ‘Shalon Bollywood’ event among other engagements. He will also address the India-Israel Business Summit at the Taj Hotel.
Netanyahu will then proceed to the nearby Nariman House, where he will meet 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg. Moshe's father Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and mother Rivka were killed at the Nariman House during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
As it Happened:
07:00 pm: Netanyahu met members of the Jewish community at the Taj hotel. There are about 5,000 members of the Jewish community living in India and most of them call Mumbai their home. For them, the visit by the Israeli prime minister was about reconnecting with old friends and strengthening old bonds. He also met representatives of the Hindi film industry at ‘Shalom Bollywood’ event.
01:07 pm: I’m sure in time to come, we will see many Israeli businesses mainly in technology and agriculture flourishing, collaborating and cooperating with Indian businesses: CM Fadnavis
12:58 pm: CM Fadnavis welcomes Netanyahu “on behalf of 120 million people of Maharashta”, says Mumbai is not only the financial capital of India but also the city of dreams.
12:40 pm: Indo-Israel partnership reaching unprecedented heights; This is beginning of a wonderful friendship, possibilities are boundless: Netanyahu
12:19 pm: I also visited iCreate, an impressive hub where brilliant young minds come to solve problems. I was particularly impressed with a 14-year-old boy. This was slumdog millionaire. He produces drone which goes up the sky & identifies landmines, it'll save lives: benjamin Netanyahu
12:09 pm: India also knows the value of competition and the glory of competition. How many of you know who won the 1983 World Cup? If you were not in London then you must be on streets honking when India defeated West Indies. That is competition: benjamin Netanyahu
Israel is an innovation nation, India is an innovation nation. The two innovation nations must come together to define the future: Israel PM #BenjaminNetanyahu at India-Israel Business Summit in Mumbai #NetanyahuInIndia pic.twitter.com/5PDz7cfju1— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2018
11:10 am: Netanyahu is accompanied by a 130-member business delegation representing 102 companies, with a focus on the agriculture, defence and cyber security sectors.
11:02 am: Moshe's father Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and mother Rivka were killed at the Nariman House during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
10:59 am: In a first by an Israeli PM, Netanyahu will lay a wreath at the memorial for the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks.
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu meets Indian CEO's in Mumbai, says, future belongs to those who innovate. Our job is to encourage you to innovate. Partnership between India & Israel is doing wonders. I have a strong personal friendship with PM Modi. pic.twitter.com/85YWMpyGls— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2018