Flaunting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's close ties with his Indian counterpart PM Narendra Modi, an election advertisement banner featuring the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi standing with Netanyahu has been spotted in Israel on Sunday.
Israeli journalist Amichai Stein shared the image of the banner attached to the building exterior.
Similar banners featuring US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were spotted on the other faces of the same building. Stein also shared Netanyahu's party - Likud party's official election ad featuring the various meetings of PM Modi, President Putin and President Trump with Netanyahu.
Meanwhile, Israel is due to hold snap elections on September 17 with the banners demonstrating the incumbent Prime Minister's efforts to strengthen the country's ties with the world leaders. It may be noted that Netanyahu, who is the longest-serving PM in the country's history, faces a tough re-election bid this time.
The lawmakers voted 74-45 in May to dissolve the 21st Knesset (Parliament) and hold an unprecedented repeat general elections on September 17 after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government.
While India and Israel share an extensive economic, military and strategic, Netanyahu will visit India for a day on September 9 and meet his counterpart Narendra Modi, eight days before he faces re-election. Netanyahu had created history on July 20 by surpassing Israel's first premier David Ben-Gurion record as the longest-serving PM.
The Likud party leader had visited India in January 2018, whereas PM Modi had gone to Tel Aviv in 2017, becoming the first Indian prime minister to tour the Jewish state.
Netanyahu was the first world leader to congratulate Modi for scripting an "impressive victory" in the 2019 General Elections and had vowed to strengthen their "great friendship" as well as bilateral ties with India.
(With ANI Inputs)