Senior Russian official confirms reports that IDF airstrikes on Hezbollah & Iranian weapons transfers into Syria are no longer being allowed following signal that, “Washington does not welcome the continuous Israeli raids.”
Arutz Sheva Staff
A senior official closely connected to Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed during an interview with Israel Hayom that his country has recently been working to change the “rules of the game” in Syria in order to reduce Israel’s attacks on the territory under control of the Assad regime after pro-Syria news outlets in Lebanon reported recently that Moscow was trying to stymie the IAF’s attack potential. Continue Reading »
“It was a moment I will never forget…I think the [UNSC] resolution was the lowest place in decades regarding Israel and the US.” says Israeli ambassador of Obama’s choreographed betrayal of the Jewish State at the United Nations.
Danny Danon last week conducted his final press conference as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations.
His tenure in that position was punctuated by passionate Scripture-based lectures defending Israel’s divine claim to the Holy Land. More than once he opened the Bible before his mostly secular colleagues and read to them form the Word of God.
Ambassador Danny Danon addresses UNSC – YouTube Screenshot
Now that he’s a private citizen, Danon said we can expect to hear even more from him. Continue Reading »
Newly declassified phone-call transcripts confirm Netanyahu lobbied both Putin and incoming Trump team to squash Obama’s second anti-Israel UN Security Council initiative, generally recognized as ‘incompatible with Israel’s long-term security needs.’
In late 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin prevented former U.S. President Barack Obama’s attempt to pass a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution demanding Israel relinquish the West Bank territories and accept a two-state resolution based on 1948 borders, freshly declassified documents appear to show.
The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday that phone conversations between U.S. President Donald Trump’s former adviser Michael Flynn and former Russian UN Ambassador Sergey Kislyak confirm that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lobbied both the Kremlin and the incoming Trump administration to curb the initiative he perceived as incompatible with Israel’s long-term security needs. Continue Reading »
Abbas tells the Russian President that the Palestinians want renewed negotiations to be based on “international legitimacy” with EU, UN and Russian participation, not just the U.S.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinians are prepared to return to the negotiating table with Israel under the auspices of the Quartet, which comprises the US, EU, UN and Russia, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday.
Abbas told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a phone conversation that the Palestinians want the proposed negotiations to be based on “international legitimacy” and with the participation of other countries, according to a statement released by the PA’s official news agency Wafa. Continue Reading »
Why, 3.5 years after the Obama White House betrayal of Israel at UN Security Council, did PM Netanyahu tell “in a closed meeting” this week how he turned to Russian President Putin to stop a second American anti-Israeli resolution at the United Nations?
By LAHAV HARKOV
Three and a half years after UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlement activity passed thanks to an US abstention, as opposed to their usual veto, new details published this week raised new questions.
When the resolution passed in December 2016, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government’s representatives in the US were furious. Continue Reading »
Polish President Andrzej Duda told Polish television he would skip the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem if he is not given the same opportunity to speak, as was extended to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
– Both contradicted each other over cause of WWII.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Warsaw and Moscow’s argument over who collaborated with the Nazis continued this week, with Polish President Andrzej Duda threatening to skip the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this month if he is not given the chance to speak like Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Duda told Polish television station TVP on Sunday night: “I found out that the presidents of Germany, France and Russia, whose countries collaborated with Nazi Germany, will give speeches.” Continue Reading »
Russian President Vladimir Putin, “The Holocaust is a non-healing wound, a terrible lesson, a warning to all current and future generations.
“Such tragedies, crimes against humanity cannot, should not be forgotten.”
By Reuters , Israel Hayom Staff
The crimes of the Holocaust will never be forgiven, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at the inauguration of a memorial dedicated to the Jewish resistance in Nazi concentration camps and ghettos.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the opening ceremony of the monument to the heroes of resistance in the fascist camps and the Jewish ghetto (Moscow, the Jewish Museum and the Center of Tolerance) – Photo: Embassy of Russia in Israel
Standing on stage next to oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, the monument sponsor, and Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, Putin said, “Mass killings of people which turned into an industry are a beastly crime of Nazism that cannot be forgiven. Continue Reading »
PM Netanyahu commended and thanked both Trump and Putin for addressing Israeli concerns, both agreeing that Israel’s border with Syria should be secured according to the terms of the 1974 UN ceasefire agreement.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was pleased with the results of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commends the abiding commitment of the US and President Donald Trump to the security of Israel, as expressed at the meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The friendship between Israel and the US has never been stronger,” the PMO said. Continue Reading »
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 »
Russian President Putin passes a ‘message’ from Assad to PM Netanyahu: ‘Syrian honor is above all else. Attack us one more time, we’ll launch Scud missiles at Ben-Gurion Airport.’
By Mordechai Sones
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today sent a threat to Israel through Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that if Israel attacked targets in the country again, Syria would respond by firing Scud missiles at Ben-Gurion Airport. “Syrian honor is above all else,” Assad told Putin, who replied that he would convey the message to Israel.
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President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and President Vladimir Putin of Russia met in Moscow to discuss the military operations in Syria.
Times of London reports Israel’s PM Netanyahu called Russian President Putin on the phone seeking assurances Iran-backed groups like Hezbollah won’t operate within a designated buffer-zone, that could extend 30 miles east of Golan Heights, once Syria is divided.
By Shlomo Cesana, Erez Linn & Israel Hayom Staff
Israel has asked the United States and Russia to establish a buffer zone in southern Syria that would curtail Iranian activity as part of the overall political arrangement for the country, The Times of London reported Thursday.
According to the report, based on sources in the Middle East, Jerusalem would like the two powers to “guarantee a buffer zone in southern Syria where Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias will not be allowed to operate.” Continue Reading »
Russian leader slams US anti-terror strategies at international forum, saying, “Look at Israel’s example. Israel never steps back but always fights to the end, and this is how it survives… If we keep retreating, we will always lose.”
Speaking at an international forum last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Israel’s anti-terror efforts, suggesting the United States could learn much from the Jewish state.
Russian President Vladimir Putin – Screenshot
In an address to the Valdai International Discussion Club, the Russian leader offered a critique of American foreign policy, particularly with regards to the Middle East and the spread of global terror groups like ISIS. Continue Reading »
Decades after millions of Jews fled the USSR leaving the ex-republic without their influential Jewish population, Putin’s comments were well received, with the World Israel Beytenu Movement attributing Putin’s call an example of “his positive approach toward the Jewish Community in Russia & Israel.”
By SAM SOKOL
Western European Jews fleeing from anti-Semitism are welcome to take refuge in the Russian Federation, which is “ready to accept them,” President Vladimir Putin told a visiting delegation of Jewish community leaders on Tuesday.
In an exchange with Dr. Moshe Vyacheslav Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, in the Kremlin, Putin reacted to reports of stark increases in anti-Semitic violence by stating that Jews “should come here, to Russia.” Continue Reading »
As the first Russian president to visit Israel, Putin, who shares a common fear of terrorism, and was supportive of ‘Operation Protective Edge,’ is the closest friend Israel has ever had in Moscow.
By Josh Cohen, Reuters
Love him or hate him, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Syria unquestionably upended Middle Eastern politics. Putin supported Syrian President Bashar Assad, established several military bases in Syria, created a de-facto Russian-Shi’ite axis, confronted Turkey and forced the West to re-engage with him.
Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem – Photo: Marc Israel Salem
While all the region’s major players feel the influence of Russia’s military campaign, one country overlooked by commentators analyzing Russia’s Syrian campaign is Israel. Continue Reading »