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PM Modi features in Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's election campaign

PM Modi with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION New Delhi Jul 28, 2019, 09.50 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been featured in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election campaign. Netanyahu's party, Likud party, has in a campaign video shown clips of PM Modi along with Netanyahu. The clips are from PM Modi's visit to Isreal in 2017, the first standalone visit by any Indian Prime Minister to the West Asian country. 

The video shows PM Modi being welcomed at the airport in Israel as well as various moments of his trip to Israel. Remember, the beach stroll by both the leaders at Haifa's beach to see a demonstration of the mobile desalination unit became one of the highlights of Modi's visit.  

The two other leaders in the video include Rusian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. 

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It is also interesting to note, the headquarters of Likud party has a large picture of Netanyahu with PM Modi. On the other sides are the installations of gigantic posters of Netanyahu with Trump and Putin. 

This is perhaps for the first time when an Indian PM's pictures have been used in a foreign election campaign, particularly in West Asia. 

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Isreal will be holding elections on September 17 after no party was able to get majority or cobble up a coalition in April elections.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of the first leaders to congratulate Modi after his election victory in the Lok Sabha elections that were conducted in May this year. Lauding PM Modi's mandate he said, "the election results further reaffirm your leadership of the world's largest democracy." 

Netanyahu is expected to visit India on September 9. He had visited India in January 2018 to commemorate 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties with India. 

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The two other leaders in the video include Rusian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump.