India PM Modi Resets Relationship With Israel

By Rev. Dr. Joseph D’souza for Christian Post

After a successful trip to the U.S. where he met for the first time with President Donald Trump, Modi has now embarked on a monumental visit to the Jewish state.

“This is a historic visit to Israel,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his weekly cabinet meeting prior to Modi’s arrival. “In the 70 years of the country’s existence, no Indian Prime Minister has ever visited [Israel].”

In fact, expectations for Modi’s visit — which coincides with the 25th anniversary of India’s diplomatic relationship with Israel — have been so high that one Israeli newspaper even told its readers, “Wake up: the most important PM of the world is coming.”

According to reports, Modi has been accorded the same kind of red carpet welcome in Israel given to the Pope and President Trump. Yet, amidst the fanfare and celebration, the world must not miss the extraordinary story of India’s adaptive diplomacy in the Middle East.

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