Israeli boy who survived 2008 attacks returns to Mumbai

Cheryl Sanders
January 18, 2018

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive here from Ahmedabad around 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday on a two-day visit, officials said. His parents had moved to Mumbai seven years before the attack to work at the Chabad House.

Netanyahu addressed the India-Israel Business Summit at the iconic Taj hotel, and will later lay a wreath for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack victims.

11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg by his side, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday opened a memorial at the Nariman House for the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people including Moshe's parents.

Last year Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel, becoming the first Indian prime minister to do so. "But he will always remain in our heart as baby Moshe", Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky, the head of the Chabad Trust in India, told reporters Monday. Part of it will have a special area created to remember Moshe's parents - Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited Agra to see the Taj Mahal. "But our real educational system is in the Army", Netanyahu said, addressing the India-Israel Business Summit here.

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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. Netanyahu patted Moshe's shoulder and posed for photographs.

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