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Shalom, Mr President: The iconic Israel visit, in photos

October 14, 2015 11:55 IST

Marking a political milestone in the growing ties between India and Israel, President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Jerusalem on Tuesday on a three-day state visit, the first by an Indian Head of State. Here are the highlights from Day 1 of the visit.


President Pranab Mukherjee attends a solemn function in honour of holocaust victims in Jerusalem. Photograph: @RashtrapatiBhvn/Twitter

Mukherjee and his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin observe a moment of silence after laying a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

Wearing a yarmulke, Mukherjee appears sombre at Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

Mukherjee chats with Rivlin, as they walk under pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust during a visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem. Photograph: Nir Elia/Reuters

The President lays a wreath at the tomb of Theodor Herzl and pays homage to one of the fathers of modern political Zionism. Photograph: @RashtrapatiBhvn/Twitter

Mukherjee gets a warm welcome at the tomb, popularly known as Mount Herzl. Photograph: @RashtrapatiBhvn/Twitter

 Mukherjee attended a reception hosted for Indians and Israeli nationals of Indian origin in Jerusalem. Photograph: @RashtrapatiBhvn/Twitter