Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met his Indian counterpart Narendra modi, the first meeting between the leaders of the two countries in ten years. The meeting took place in New York where both leaders will address the United Nations General Assembly. Netanyahu hopes to counter the speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in which he called Israel’s actions during recent fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip “genocide.” As he left for NY, Netanyahu said he would “refute all the lies being directed against us” in his speech Monday. The Indian Prime Minister is making his first visit to the US since he led his Hindu nationalists to a victory several months ago. Netanyahu invited Modi to visit Israel, something no Indian Prime Minister has ever done. India and China are two of the largest importers of Iranian oil. India has also been a steady customer of Israeli weapons. Netanyahu said Israel and India can work together to fight terror.
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