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    Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu cancels India visit ahead of domestic elections

    Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu cancels India visit ahead of domestic elections

    Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu cancels India visit ahead of domestic elections
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    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, scheduled to visit India a week ahead of the Israeli election due to be held on September 17, has cancelled his trip, his office said in a statement on Tuesday.

    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, scheduled to visit India a week ahead of the Israeli election due to be held on September 17, has cancelled his trip, his office said in a statement on Tuesday.
    The visit will now take place after the conclusion of the election.
    "A short time ago, the prime minister spoke with India's prime minister," the statement said. "The two agreed that due to scheduling constraints – the
    After Netanyahu failed to stitch together a coalition following the April elections, the Israeli parliament — known as the Knesset — dissolved itself and triggered fresh elections.
    Netanyahu, who has been the Israeli prime minister since his election in 2009, is a strong favourite to return to power following this month’s election.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first sitting Indian PM to visit Israel during his trip to the country in July last year.
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