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Russia’s S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system arrives in Syria

Moscow’s decision to send the S-300 missile defense system came after a Russian plane was mistakenly downed by Syrian air defense, killing 15 Russian serviceman on board, during an Israeli air strike in Latakia.

By i24NEWS


Russia has delivered its S-300 missile defense system to Syria as promised, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

“We have completed the delivery of the S-300 system,” Shoigu said according to Russia Today (RT) adding that the system consisted of 49 pieces of military equipment, such as radars, control vehicles and four launchers.

Israel’s Defense Minister Liberman meets with Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, to discuss planned S-300 missiles shipments to Syria.

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Russia’s Sobibór memorial exclusion by Poland sours Moscow’s relationship with Jerusalem

Israel’s envoy to Russia was summoned by their Foreign Ministry after Poland decided to exclude Moscow from an int’l project to build a museum and memorial site for those murdered at the Nazi extermination camp.
– Moscow perturbed because they expected Jerusalem to intervene on their behalf.

By Itamar Eichner


The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel’s Ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren over the weekend to provide clarifications after Poland decided to exclude Russia from a commemoration project for the victims of the Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova asserted in a television interview in Russia that “Israel’s position—to allow Russia’s exclusion of the project—is bordering on historical betrayal.” Continue Reading »

100 Russian Jews urge Israel to ignore U.S. Jews’ letter for ceding land for ‘peace’

“Decisions on national security issues must not be made under external pressure, regardless of its origins: world public opinion, U.S. leaders or even influential American Jews.”



One hundred Russian Jewish notables urged Benjamin Netanyahu to ignore recent pleas by American Jews calling on the Israeli prime minister to cede land for peace.

letterIn an open letter from Russia published Tuesday, the Russian Jews wrote that their message was a reaction to the April 3 letter initiated by the dovish Israel Policy Forum by 100 American Jews, including philanthropists Charles Bronfman, Danny Abraham, Lester Crown and Stanley Gold, and former U.S. Continue Reading »

Moscow protests Israeli ‘unprovoked attack’ on Syria

Addressing reports of Israeli strike in Syria, Russia says it is ‘concerned about  attacks on the territory of a sovereign country.’

Hezbollah demands int’l condemnation of ‘aggressive, criminal’ Israel



Russia said on Thursday it was very concerned about reports of an Israeli attack in Syria and that any such action, if confirmed, would amount to unacceptable military interference in the war-ravaged country.

Soviet made SA-17 anti-aircraft rocketsThe remarks were issued as Hezbollah called on the international community to condemn the alleged strike.

“If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violates the UN Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Visiting Russians are seeking cooperation in energy, space

Gazprom wants to open a local subsidiary that will engage in drilling and offshore and onshore pipeline operations.



The most important item raised between Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday was an offer by Russia’s state-owned energy company Gazprom to join in developing Israel’s offshore gas reserves. The largest extractor of natural gas in the world and Russia’s biggest company, Gazprom wants to open a local subsidiary that will engage in drilling and offshore and onshore pipeline operations.

On the Israeli side, no one has rejected the Gazprom offer out of hand and officials are willing to explore the proposals, the sources said. Continue Reading »

Putin to visit Israel amid Syria, Iran concerns

Russian president to visit Israel for first time in 7 years as Moscow’s arming of Assad, impediments to harsher sanctions against Iranian nuclear program, support of unilateral PA moves at odds with Israeli positions.


Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to make his first official visit to Israel since 2005, although the exact date for the visit has not yet been determined, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin addresses supporters

Vladimir Putin addresses supporters - Photo: REUTERS/Aleksey Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Pool

News of Putin’s expected visit came as Russia was the center of controversy for its continued support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, despite his brutal crackdown on dissenters.

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