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PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Cabinet Meeting

PM Netanyahu at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting made the following remarks:

“Today we will mark two events that – in the perspective of time – will be seen as historic. The first is the fact that a few days ago Air India flew directly to Israel, on a straight line from India to Tel Aviv. The significance is clear to all. This is significant economically, technologically, diplomatically and for tourism – significance of the highest order.

The Israeli economy will develop in two ways – either with new products or in new markets. What we are doing here is breaking through to gigantic new markets and it is a very important change. The goal I hope to delineate is that the next flight or flights includes direct flights from Tel Aviv to Mumbai in five hours, less than from Tel Aviv to London. The significance is great.

I would like to thank, first of all, the people I have been working with for several years in this effort, especially Yitzhak Molcho and Yariv Levin, Eli Groner and – of course – Yisrael Katz and the Civil Aviation Authority. This came together over the years and are creating a vast potential for the state of Israel. I think that the long-term significance will become clear later on but as of now I do not think that anymore needs to be said beyond what I have said here, so as to facilitate these developments.

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