Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently on a 3-day visit to Israel which started this Tuesday. It’s his 66th abroad visit in 3 years. However, this one is quite historic as Namo is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. His visit would mark 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties between New Delhi and Jerusalem.
The aim behind this tour is to establish good relations and to fight terrorism together.
Modi received a heart warming welcome as he landed in Israel on Tuesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes him with open arms and said, “Aapka Swaagat Hai Mere Dost.”
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) July 4, 2017
He said, “What a great day, what a historic day. Welcome my friend. Aapka swagat hai, mere dost. Prime Minister Modi, we have been waiting for you for a long time, for almost 70 years, in fact. Because yours is truly a historic visit. We receive you with open arms. We love India. We admire your history, culture, democracy, commitment to progress. We view you as kindred spirits in our common quest to provide a better future for our people and for our world.”
Even Israeli citizens welcomed him in Hindi and also expressed their love for India. Watch it here:
— Rosy (@rose_k01) July 3, 2017
And this is how people reacted to Modi’s visit to Israel.
Israel ruthless dealing with terrorists. Much India, traditionally a soft state, can learn #ModiInIsrael
— Minhaz Merchant (@MinhazMerchant) July 4, 2017
It's an understatement that #ModiInIsrael ends India's strategic hesitation. It puts an end to something more serious: strategic hypocrisy
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) July 4, 2017
For 10 years (2004-2014), the UPA government virtually ignored one of India's closest friends. #ModiInIsrael is a long overdue corrective.
— Sadanand Dhume (@dhume) July 4, 2017
— Dhruva Jaishankar (@d_jaishankar) July 4, 2017
Will Muslims & Muslim backed political parties decide,which foreign country Indian PM should visit & which country shouldn't? #ModiInIsrael
— Deepak Jain (@1981_jain) July 3, 2017
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) June 30, 2017
Israeli Crysanthumun flower will now be called “MODI”, in a special gesture to mark the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish nation.