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Netanyahu, Moshe to visit Nariman House

Moshe Holtzberg arrives at the Taj Palace Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai on Tuesday.

Moshe Holtzberg arrives at the Taj Palace Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini

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They will unveil a memorial

Jewish leaders here are excited to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even as a large section of the community is unhappy about not getting an audience with him owing to his busy schedule.

Mr. Netanyahu will be accompanied by 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, son of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, the Jewish couple who was killed in the terrorists’ attacks at Nariman House in Colaba in 2008.

On Thursday, they will unveil a memorial at Nariman House in memory of the victims.

The memorial will be opened to the public on the 10th anniversary of the 26/11 attacks.

“We are excited about baby Moshe’s visit. This was the place where his life was saved by his Indian nanny. She will also accompany him along with his grandparents,” said Rabbi Israel Kozolovasky, who heads Nariman House, also known as Chabad House.

“The memorial remembers all the victims of the terror attack, not only the Jewish victims. Part of it is a special area where parents of Moshe will be remembered,” he said.

Emotional visit

Mr. Kozolovasky said it would be a very emotional visit for Moshe. “This is the building where he got his last hug and kiss from his mother and father.” While he refused to disclose Moshe’s itinerary, he said he would visit the Gateway of India.

Community leaders and heads of the city’s synagogues have been invited for a meeting with Mr. Netanyahu at Taj.

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