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December 20, 2014 9:00 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweets Happy Hanukkah Message in Hebrew

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a happy Hanukkah in both English and Hebrew to to Jews around the world Friday.

Since Modi came to power in May, ties between Israel and India have been in overdrive, with the two signing a series of defence and technology deals that have underscored their burgeoning commercial and political relationship. In October, India closed a $520 million deal to buy Israeli anti-tank missiles. And last week, a jointly developed aerial defence system passed a major trial, which India called a “milestone”.

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    Where I live, we have a very large Hindu community, and where the subject has come up, most (not all, but most) are quite sympathetic to Israel. Modi’s BJP relfects that sentiment, while the Congress Party reflects the Jew-hatred of the Muslim minority and the international left.