Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India this month

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The visit will include New Delhi, Gujarat and Mumbai. "Both the dignitaries will be accorded a grand welcome".

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said that the leaking of controversial recordings of his son's jibing remarks, reportedly made outside a Tel Aviv strip club in 2015, "crosses all red lines", prompting his ministers to draw up legislation that would prevent future leaks.

Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver the keynote address at the Raisina Dialogue organised by the Observer Research Foundation on January 16, and then travel to Ahmedabad with Modi.

"We have uprgaded our relationship to strategic level with special focus on agriculture and water", he said.

Now trade between the two countries is around 5 billion U.S. dollars, of which three billions is for exports.

He refused to give defence trade figures saying "they are not exactly measured like that and as such (there are) no exact figures". That trip came as Israel and India marked the 25th anniversary of the official establishment of diplomatic relations.

"New areas of cooperation are actively being explored".

"Bro, my dad now arranged for you a $20 billion deal, and you can't spot me 400 shekels?" he added.

The comments were released by Israeli investigative web magazine The Hottest Place in Hell, which said Netanyahu and his friend Ori Maimon, the son of gas tycoon Kobi Maimon, could be overheard discussing how much different sex acts with a prostitute would cost in "blunt" language.

What happened next has created a political embarrassment for the prime minister, who is already facing a criminal investigation into suspected corruption. Ties between the two countries have flourished in numerous realms in recent years. Netanyahu will also visit Centre of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Centre of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference. They will also visit the iCreate innovation campus and center.

The piece says that contrary to Mr. Modi's support for the Israeli occupation, people of India have always stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people and against Israeli aggression: "The coalition headed by Netanyahu is the most right-wing government that Israel has had". Israeli PM will woo Bollywood in a "Shalom Bollywood" event.

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