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From the state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Avi Gabbay gaining leadership of the Israeli Labor party.

July 11, 2017 09:36
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embraces visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival in Israel, July 4, 2017. (photo credit: HAIM ZACH/GPO)


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PASSAGE FROM INDIA Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted Narendra Modi as the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel on July 4. “We receive you with open arms. We love India,” Netanyahu told Modi at a welcoming ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport. Modi responded, “I am very happy to be here. Building a strong and resilient relationship with Israel will be my intent and focus.”

RWANDA VISIT Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame visited Israel from July 9-10. Kagame, who has come to Israel several times, received a rare welcome at the President’s Residence by both President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kagame is considered a strong friend of Israel, and hosted Netanyahu last July when the prime minister visited four East African countries.


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