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PM Modi, in Israel visit, seeks to break barriers in trade and history

New Delhi did not recognise the Jewish state until 1950, two years after its establishment

Isabel Kershner Ellen Barry | NYT 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long argued that, far from being diplomatically isolated because of its policies toward the Palestinians, Israel is constantly being courted by countries seeking help in technology, intelligence and counterterrorism. That narrative was reinforced on Tuesday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India arrived in Israel for a three-day visit, the first by an Indian premier in the 25 years since the two countries established full diplomatic relations. “We’ve been waiting for you a long time. We’ve been waiting nearly 70 years, ...

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 10:42 IST