Russia’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, Anatoly Viktorov, said that holding Russia Day in Jerusalem was in line with Vladimir Putin’s statement last year, “that we view west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
By HERB KEINON
The annual Russia Day celebration put on by the Russian embassy took on added significance on Thursday because it was held in Jerusalem, the first national day to be held in the capital by any country in recent memory.
“I am delighted to be here,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — who in the past has sent other ministers to the Russian Day celebrations — said in the picturesque Sergei Courtyard in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »