This Article is From Jul 06, 2017

Jews From India Played Key Role In Israel's Development: PM's Top Quotes

PM Modi addressed the Indian community at the Tel Aviv Convention Center in Israel.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Israel, addressed the Indian community at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on Wednesday evening and announced that rules have been eased for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards for people of Indian origin in Israel. In more good news for Indians there, he also announced a new Delhi-Mumbai-Tel Aviv flight. The prime minister also said that the Jews of India played a key role in the development of Israel.

Following are the top 10 quotes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

  1. After coming to Israel, the way Benjamin Netanyahu has accompanied me, shown me respect is the respect of 1.25 billion Indians, This respect, this love can't be forgotten.

  2. One similarity between us (Netanyahu and PM Modi) is that we both were born after the independence of our two countries, Benajmin was born in independent Israel and I in independent India.

  3. It may have been 25 years of our diplomatic relations but our ties are hundreds of years old.

  4. Our festivals have similarities, while we celebrate Holi they celebrate Purim; when we celebrate Diwali they celebrate Hanukkah.

  5. People of Jewish community are few in numbers in India, but in whichever sector they are, their presence has been one of pride.

  6. Jews from India have played a key role in the development of Israel. The biggest example of this is Moshav ovdim. My Indian brothers and sisters toiled day and night to realise the vision of 'Make the desert bloom'.

  7. Indian Jews have contributed to the agricultural progress and have left their mark in the healthcare sector.

  8. Israel's commitment to innovation is revealed by the 12 Nobel prizes its residents have won.

  9. People of Israel have astounded the world with their innovation in the fields of solar, agro bio technology, camera, computer.

  10. People of Indian community who have done compulsory army service - they will also get OCI card.