Ahead of an unprecedented snap poll on September 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has put banners featuring his pictures with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to lure support by presenting him in a “different league”, reported The Hindu.
Israeli journalist Amichai Stein on Sunday shared the image of the banner pit up on a building. Similar banners featuring US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were also spotted on the same building, reported NDTV.
Netanyahu, who is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history, faces a tough re-election bid this time. Israeli lawmakers in May voted 74-45 in favour of dissolving the 21st Knesset (Parliament) and hold unprecedented re-election on September 17 after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government after the April 9 polls, Indian Express reported.
The Israeli Premier will be travelling to India on a day-long visit on September 9 to meet Modi, just eight days before the repeat polls in the Jewish state, in what some political analysts feel is a photo-op to project his acceptance worldwide and prop up his campaign just before the polls, reported The Hindu.