Modi in Israel: PM meets ‘Baby Moshe’ in Jerusalem, invites him to visit India

Written by | July 5, 2017 | 0
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) stands next to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu as they deliver joint statements during their meeting in Jerusalem July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Debbie Hill/Pool

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Moshe Holtzberg, the Israeli child who survived the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, in Jerusalem on Wednesday. His grandfather had earlier said that the now 11-year-old was “excited and emotional” ahead of his meeting with the Prime Minister.

Inviting him to India, PM Modi told Moshe: “Anytime you can come to India, anytime you can go. We will give you and your family a long-term visa.” ‘Baby Moshe’ — as he is referred to by millions of Indians who were moved by his story — was a toddler when the attacks happened.

“Dear Mr Modi, I love you and your people in India,” Moshe told PM Modi upon meeting him in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

“Moshe will grow up to be a Rabbi and return to India to head Mumbai’s Nariman House (also known as Chabad House). He loves football,” his grandfather Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg told.

“PM Modi has invited me to India and you will come with me,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who accompanied PM Modi, told Moshe.

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