PM Modi Features In Netanyahu's Election Campaign In Israel

Netanyahu has put up banners featuring his pictures with Modi, Trump and Putin to lure support by presenting him in a "different league".

PM Modi Features In Netanyahu's Election Campaign In Israel
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 28 Jul 2019 11:10 PM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s banners have been put up across Israel ahead of unprecedented snap polls by the country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, along with those of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Netanyahu has put up banners featuring his pictures with Modi, Trump and Putin to lure support by presenting him in a "different league".


The Likud party headquarters on Metzudat Ze'ev 38, King George Street, in Tel Aviv was seen with election advertisement banners depicting Netanyahu's closeness with the three world leaders with Hebrew text on top saying, Netanyahu (in a) "different league".

Netanyahu's campaign has focused on bringing out his close chemistry with the world leaders and trying to project him as a leader of unmatched stature in Israeli politics which is crucial for the country's security.

The Israeli Premier will be travelling to India on a day-long visit on September 9 to meet Modi, just eight days before the repeat polls in the Jewish state, in what some political analysts feel is a photo-op to project his acceptance worldwide and prop up his campaign just before the polls.

Netanyahu, who created history on July 20 by becoming the longest serving Israeli Prime Minister, surpassing Israel's first premier David Ben-Gurion, is facing a tough political challenge as opinion polls show flagging fortunes for his ruling Likud party.

Ha'aretz columnist Yossi Verter, in an opinion piece, 'Netanyahu's Out of Luck, but He's Hoping a Photo-op With India's Modi Will Help', recently argued that Netanyahu, who's fighting for his personal survival ahead of a hearing before the state prosecution on several graft cases, must find a way to bounce back.





He wrote that that the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem is said to have reached out to their counterparts in New Delhi and requested for an invitation.

Verter also pointed out how Netanyahu used his closeness with Trump and Putin to "win favours" to boost his campaign before the polls on April 9.

(With inputs from PTI)

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