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Russia backsteps: No plans to sell Syria S-300 ground-to-air missiles

In a statement released just days after the Israeli Prime Minister’s meeting with Putin in Moscow and Israel’s massive airstrike in Syria, Moscow announced they are not planning any advanced S-300 missiles sales to Syria.

By Reuters


Russia is not in talks with the Syrian government about supplying advanced S-300 ground-to-air missiles and does not think they are needed, the Izvestia daily cited a top Kremlin aide as saying on Friday, in an apparent U-turn by Moscow.

Putin and Netanyahu in Moscow – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Facebook page

The comments, by Vladimir Kozhin, an aide to President Vladimir Putin who oversees Russian military assistance to other countries, follow a visit to Moscow by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week, who has been lobbying Putin hard not to transfer the missiles. Continue Reading »

After meeting Putin, Netanyahu affirms Israel will defend itself without interference

After meeting with President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, PM Netanyahu informed reporters that there was no reason to think that Russia would limit Israel’s freedom of action when taking the necessary steps to protect itself from aggression.



Israel will not be limited in its military operations in the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday at the end of a day during which he spent some 10 hours in Moscow in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

While a large part of that time was spent with Putin reviewing a military parade commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany, a number of hours were also spent in meetings – first a private one and then a meeting with larger delegations from both sides. Continue Reading »

Prime Minister Netanyahu invited to meet President Putin on Wednesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Israel’s Prime Minister to attend Victory Day parade celebrating win over Nazi Germany, and then meet in the Kremlin to discuss regional concerns.
• This will be their 8th meeting in the past 2 years.

By Itamar Eichner


In addition, Putin invited Netanyahu to participate with the Russian leader in the annual march marking the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, after which they will convene in the Kremlin.

The meeting was confirmed following a phone conversation between the two this past Monday, in which they had agreed to meet as soon as possible.

Netanyahu and Putin – Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO

This will mark the two leaders’ eighth meeting in the past two years. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM Netanyahu to meet with Putin in Sochi, then Kushner in Jerusalem

PM Netanyahu is to meet Russia’s President Putin in the resort city of Sochi and afterwards with President Trump’s US envoys to discuss Iran, Syria, and how to persuade the Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas, to engage in peace talks.

By Nitsan Keidar


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Wednesday in the Russian city Sochi, near the Black Sea.

The two leaders will speak about regional developments, especially in light of Israel’s concern that Iran’s influence in Syria is growing.

Israel’s PM Netanyahu & Russian President Putin met to discuss cooperation in Syria. – Photo: Israel GPO

“In the past two years Prime Minister Netanyahu has met with Russian President Putin every few months in order to discuss bilateral and regional issues and in order to prevent friction between the Israeli and Russian air forces in Syria, so far successfully,” a spokesman said. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM Netanyahu: Jerusalem in ‘close contact’ with Moscow to avoid Syria misunderstandings


Speaking to IDF soldiers, Israel’s PM assures them that, “The reality in the Middle East is changing very rapidly, and not necessarily to our detriment.”


Israel is in “close contact” with Moscow, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, the day Russia launched a major new offensive in Syria.

Netanyahu, on a visit to the new military training complex named after Ariel Sharon in the Negev, was asked about Russia’s presence in Syria by a soldier.

Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier - Wikimedia Commons/Mil.ru.

Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier currently anchored off of Syria’s coast. – Wikimedia Commons/Mil.ru.

He replied that he has met four times with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the last year. Continue Reading »

IDF failed to destroy Russian drone that invaded Israeli airspace


Russian President Vladimir Putin informed PM Netanyahu that the UAV which accidentally entered Israeli airspace was Russian, not Hezbollah’s or Syrian.

By David Rosenberg


A drone which penetrated Israeli airspace three weeks ago was Russian, not Syrian, as initially believed, Haaretz reported on Sunday.

In mid-July, three weeks ago to the day, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crossed into Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights from the Syrian frontier, and managed to fly some 2.5 miles (4 km) into Israeli airspace before turning back.

At the time, an IDF spokesperson acknowledged that a drone had entered Israeli airspace, but gave no indication as to who was behind the incident. Continue Reading »

Israel turns to Putin to assist in halting publication of Quartet report


The political report, intended to be published in the coming days, will place inequitable blame for the moribund peace process unfairly on Israel, where it is then expected to be endorsed by the UN Security Council.

By Itamar Eichner


Israel has launched diplomatic efforts aimed at halting the publication of a report by the Quartet (an international diplomatic body comprised of the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, and Russia. Its purpose is to oversee the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and attempt to end the conflict), which is expected to blame Israel for the current impasse in the peace process with the Palestinians.
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Russia’s Red Army returns captured IDF tank to Netanyahu


PM Netanyahu: “For the past 34 years we have been looking for our fighters and we will not cease until we can bring them to graves in the State of Israel. For these 34 years, the Katz, Feldman and Baumel families have not had a grave to visit. But now they will have this tank, a remnant from the battle of Sultan Ya’akov, that they can visit and touch, and which will let them feel their common memory.”

By Nitsan Keider


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara took part in an official ceremony for the return of a tank that had been captured by Syria during the 1982 war in Lebanon. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: Russia’s relation to Israel is only growing stronger and deeper


Israel’s PM heads to Russia for his 4th ‘face to face’ in less than a year, so he and Putin can discuss terrorism, the ongoing Syrian civil war and the stalled Israeli-Palestinian conflict.



The deepening ties between Israel and Russia are important for the country’s security, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday as he addressed a Jerusalem Day ceremony on the eve of his Monday departure to Moscow.

Netanyahu and Putin. – Photo: REUTERS

On Tuesday he will hold his fourth face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in less than a year to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries and to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations. Continue Reading »