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The big news Narendra Modi blames Congress for India’s partition and nine other top stories

The big news Narendra Modi blames Congress for India’s partition and nine other top stories

India's improved relations with Israel could actually benefit Palestine, experts said here, underlining that the Palestinian leadership sees an opportunity in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in reviving the peace process with Israel. "Landed in Amman. I thank His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan for facilitating the transit", Mr. Modi tweeted.

For this reason, many have accused India of hypocrisy for heavily supporting Israel while falsely claiming to back Palestinian statehood.

"It is a matter of even greater happiness that new government-to-government and business-to-business initiatives promise to add even more strength and depth to the bilateral cooperation in various areas of economic activity", Modi told Xpress. In July a year ago, Mr. Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel.

After becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel, Narendra Modi is preparing to make history again with his visit to Ramallah, which is set for tomorrow. Some appreciated India's support for the Palestinians at the United Nations despite all the publicity around the personal chemistry between Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netnayahu.

On his arrival here, Modi was received by Jordan Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki.

He has meetings lined up with Gulf business leaders.

On Saturday, Modi will leave for Palestine where he is scheduled to hold discussions with President Mahmoud Abbas and reaffirm India's support for the Palestinian people and the development of Palestine.

A number of MoUs are likely to be signed between the two sides during PM Modi's three-hour visit to Palestine under which India will provide funding for a number of projects in the fields of health, education, culture and women's empowerment. "And the possible role India can play in enhancing peace in the region, as well as discussing different economical aspects beyond the existing ties we already possess", President Abbas said.

On the last leg of his trip, Modi would travel to Oman from February 11-12.

Kumar noted that the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, is now India's largest regional trading bloc and accounts for nearly 20 percent of its bilateral trade.

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