Narendra Modi's Israel visit will focus on economic ties, but Israelis would like India to eventually stand up for its friend in international fora
A couple of days ago, sitting in my balcony in Jerusalem, I watched India’s beautiful flag rising over the roof of the prestigious King David hotel, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be staying during his state visit to Israel this week. Every week some foreign leader visits Israel and that country’s colours appear over the roof of the King David. But this time it is different. Israel’s excitement is palpable. It appears in the public preparations and in the growing media frenzy. What is different?