Thursday, 13 December, 2018

CPI(M) opposes Netanyahu's India visit

Netanyahu and Trump Modi to host Israeli PM in Guj on Jan 17
Rita Gibson | 12 January, 2018, 23:03

Asked whether purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) from Israel through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route will be discussed during Netanyahu's visit, Bhaskar refused to give a direct reply.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive here on Sunday on a six-day visit during which both the strategic partners will aim to further expand ties on a range of key areas including defence and trade besides deliberating on Israel-Palestine relationship.

India and Israel will reaffirm their already strong economic and defence ties, and Netanyahu will also emphasising the bond that the two nations, which celebrated the silver jubilee of their diplomatic relatons past year.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday during the 2018 Israel Business Conference in Jerusalem that he will fly to Washington to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in March or earlier. Calling Mr. Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "ideological soulmates", the edit says: "One represents right-wing ultra Jewish nationalism while the other is an advocate of right-wing Hindutva nationalism".

Patients dying prematurely in A&E corridors, department heads warn Theresa May
In December 2016, 86.2% of A&E patients were seen in time, meaning the NHS success rate has fallen by 1.1% in just 12 months. However, the trust says it has seen a "significant" improvement in ambulance handover times this week.

Netanyahu and Modi will attend a CEOs' forum, and two business events - in Delhi and Mumbai.

In July past year, Modi visited Israel as the first Indian Prime Minister since the establishment of bilateral ties in 1992. They will also visit the iCreate innovation campus and centre.

In the later part of 2017, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Ahmedabad and held roadshows with Modi while the two leaders inaugurated the bullet train project.

In Mumbai, Netanyahu will highlight the importance of fighting terrorism. "The Prime Minister will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event", the statement read.

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