No ban on religious pilgrimage to Israel
Government of India on Monday stated that the issue of exploitation of Indian caregivers working in Israel has been taken up with the visiting side.
Pavan Kapoor, India's ambassador to Israel, said, "We have about 11,000-12,000 Indian caregivers working in Israel. We have found that they get exploited by the agencies. We are working with the Israeli side to stop this."
"There is no stoppage or ban to any religious pilgrimage. A large number of Indians who go to Israel, is for the purpose of religious pilgrimage," he said.
Meanwhile, Vijay Gokhale, MEA Secretary announced that the fund that was announced by both the Prime Ministers at Tel Aviv, at the time of PM Modi's visit, has now been operationalised. Vijay Gokhale, MEA Secretary (economic relations)
Gokhale said, "The two PMs are extremely pleased by the outcome of their thoughts. PM Netanyahu is looking forward to his visit to Gujarat."
On India's vote in UN against Jerusalem move is concerned India made its stand clear on the issues, "but our relations are much larger than single issues," Gokhale said.
As far as the issue of Palestine is concerned, it was discussed. Our side made its stand clear on the issues of Palestine & Jerusalem but our relations are much larger than single issues: Vijay Gokhale, MEA Secretary (economic relations) pic.twitter.com/r14QBMUalT— ANI (@ANI) January 15, 2018