Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stopped at a flower farm where
a new strain of chrysanthemum was named in honor of the Indian leader.
Netanyahu and his guest, who arrived earlier at Ben Gurion International Airport, stopped at the Danziger Flower Farm at the Mishmar Hashiva agricultural community, as Modi kicked off the first-ever trip to Israel by an Indian prime minister, before heading to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and a state dinner in Jerusalem.
To mark the occasion, officials named a new white chrysanthemum developed at the farm “MODI” in honor of the visitor.
Billed as a celebration of the 25-year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, Modi’s visit marks the first to Israel by an Indian head of government.
Besides sit-downs with senior politicians and business leaders, his packed itinerary includes meeting a Jewish victim of a …