Israeli boy who survived 2008 attacks returns to Mumbai

Saul Bowman
January 18, 2018

The Israel Prime Minister then laid wreath at the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack memorial opposite the Gateway of India and visited the Chabad House (earlier known as Nariman House), in nearby Colaba - both in south Mumbai.

Ahead of Moshe's visit, Israel Kozlovsky, the centre's rabbi, told AFPthat it would be a very emotional occasion.

Announced in July past year, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Israel, Netanyahu's visit to the Chabad House came on the final day of his six-day visit to India. Netanyahu patted Moshe's shoulder and posed for photographs.

Moshe, who was a toddler when Pakistan-based terrorists killed his parents at Nariman House, appeared visibly moved as he spent nearly two hours going around the five-storeyed building in south Mumbai.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited Agra to see the Taj Mahal.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met CEOs and will later pay tributes to the November 2008 terror attack victims and attend a Shalom Bollywood event during his visit to Mumbai. "They are very competitive and I am anxious about the competitiveness of Israel".

In the evening around 5 pm, Netanyahu will attend a gathering with the members of the Jewish community living in different parts of the city.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday visited the Chabad House here along with Moshe Holtzberg, who as a two-year-old was orphaned in the carnage there during the 2008 terror attack. I will say hi to the people of India.

On the relationship between people of Israel and India, Netanyahu said, "It is on the level first of a deep personal friendship between Prime Minister Modi and myself".

While meeting Modi, Moshe had said, "I remember our connection to Nariman House".

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