Tel Aviv (Israel) – Benjamin Netanyahu (73), will serve again as Israel’s Prime Minister. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister in the history of Israel. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Netanyahu. Modi tweeted, “Mazel Tov (Congratulations) my friend @netanyahu for your electoral success. I look forward to continuing our joint efforts to deepen the India-Israel strategic partnership.”
PM Modi congratulates Israel’s newly-elected leader Benjamin Netanyahu https://t.co/ZtA2xpv6mE
— Republic (@republic) November 3, 2022
1. Netanyahu’s Likud coalition won 64 out of 120 seats in the final round of counting on 3rd November. Five elections have been held in Israel in the last 3 years.
2. From 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021, Netanyahu served as Prime Minister of Israel for 15 years. He will be formally appointed as Prime Minister after 15th November.
Amicable relationship between Netanyahu-Modi
Netanyahu came to India 5 years ago when he was the Prime Minister of Israel. At that time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke protocol and went to the airport himself to welcome him. Modi also visited Israel in the same year. Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. Both have referred to each other as ‘friends’. Now that Netanyahu is Prime Minister, India and Israel will be able to work together on terrorism, technology and trade. It is being said that there may be a free trade agreement between the two countries.