Mumbai: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who reached Mumbai late Wednesday night is believed to have a packed schedule for the two-day visit. Netanyahu meets top business tycoons at Taj Hotel, says future belongs to those who innovate.
He further adds, “Partnership between India and Israel is doing wonders.”
He is currently enjoying a ‘power breakfast’ with select business personalities, including Anand Mahindra, Ajay Piramal, Adi Godrej, and Chanda Kochhar and will later address the India-Israel Business Summit at the iconic Taj Hotel in South Mumbai.
There may be a one-on-one meeting between Fadnavis and Netanyahu, after which the chief minister will host a lunch for the Israeli premier and his delegation.
This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace opposite the Gateway of India and a visit to the Chabad House (earlier known as Nariman House), in nearby Colaba – both in south Mumbai.
Around 3 pm, Netanyahu is expected to visit the Chabad House, where he will meet 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg. Moshe’s father Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and mother Rivka were killed here during the 2008 attacks.
The Jewish couple ran a cultural and outreach centre for the Chabad-Lubavitch movement at the Nariman House in south Mumbai’s Colaba area. Moshe came to Mumbai on Wednesday, returning to the place where he was orphaned nine years ago.
In the evening around 5 pm, Netanyahu will attend a gathering with the members of the Jewish community living in different parts of the city.
Post that, the Israel Prime Minister has a date with some of the biggest stars and film personalities at an exclusive ‘Shalom Bollywood’ event.
The much-anticipated event is expected to attract a galaxy of leading actors, directors and producers including Amitabh Bachchan who will interact with the Netanyahu couple and later join a gala dinner in a south Mumbai five-star hotel.
At today’s event, the visiting PM Netanyahu will take the opportunity to showcase Israel as a shooting hotspot for Bollywood, which is constantly on the prowl globally for exotic foreign locales for what is the world’s largest film industry.