This is what all the leaders of the free world should be doing: strengthening alliances and building new ones based on their both being targets of jihad. The old Cold War world order is not equipped to deal with the realities of the new situation, and has the U.S. entangled in absurd false alliances with nations that are actually aiding the jihad: Pakistan and Turkey. We need an international counterjihad alliance. Kudos to Modi and Netanyahu for blazing the path.
“India and Israel pledge to combat terrorism”, BBC News, July 5, 2017:
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu have signed agreements, including on agriculture and space.
The two leaders, who made a joint statement in Jerusalem, also referred to the “suffering” of both countries from terror.
Mr Modi said they would work together to combat growing radicalisation and terrorism, including in cyberspace.
He is the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel.
The visit is seen by some as a turning point in India’s position on Israel. The two countries established diplomatic relations only 25 years ago.
Observers note he will not travel to Ramallah or meet Palestinian leaders, as visiting dignitaries often do.
Both leaders made several references to terrorism, and talked about the “challenge” of dealing with forces that sought to undermine their countries, as well as “strategic threats to regional peace and stability”.
Mr Modi also met an Israeli boy, Moshe Holtzberg, whose parents were killed when gunmen stormed a Jewish centre in Mumbai during a 2008 terror attack.
Moshe Holtzberg was saved by his Indian nanny, Sandra Samuel, who was treated as a heroine in Israel where she settled with the boy after the attack.
Six Jewish people were killed at the centre, which was one of several places targeted in the attacks.
Apart from bilateral deals, Mr Netanyahu said that the two countries had recognised their roles in contributing to global stability, and had agreed to also fund development work in African countries.
Later on Wednesday Mr Modi was to address a gathering of Jewish people of Indian origin living in Israel and would be joined by Mr Netanyahu…..
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