Tag Archive for Vladimir Putin

Israeli End of the Year Poll: Putin takes top spot, Obama captures a mere 2% for 2015

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin is Israelis’ person of the year, according to a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister publication Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua.

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a speech during the Victory Parade on Moscow’s Red Square. – Photo: REUTERS

The poll of 527 respondents representing a statistical sample of the Jewish adult population, was taken Tuesday and has an error margin of ±4.3 percent. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu & Putin on the phone again, discussing Syria, ISIS, counter-terrorism

 

Israel’s PM and the Russian president spoke on the phone again, maintaining close cooperation and coordination in the region, discussing also the multiple claims that arose in Arab media that Russia & Israel coordinated the assassination of Hezbollah leader Samir Kuntar in Syria.

By Itamar Eichner, Roi Kais

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call on Tuesday to coordinate their two countries’ actions to fight terrorism in the Middle East, only three days after Hezbollah leader Samir Kuntar was killed in an airstrike in Syria, which the Lebanese terror organization attributes to Israel. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Putin and Netanyahu Engage in Friendly Dialogue at Global Climate Summit in Paris

 

view videoThe 2 leaders spoke of their succesful military cooperation, which has helped avert at least one aerial incident when a Russian jet entered 1.5km into Israeli airspace by mistake.
Russia began arming its fighter-bombers with air to air missiles for “defensive purposes.”

By Ynetnews, Reuters

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed the importance of Israeli-Russian military cooperation to prevent “unnecessary accidents” at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Global Climate summit in Paris on Monday.

Netanyahu and Putin in Paris – Photo: Amos Ben Gershom

Putin, likewise, praised the “mechanism of cooperation” which the two sides had established in relation to Russia’s military operations in Syria. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu in Russia establishes protocols to prevent clash between troops

 

An Israeli left-leaning daily reported Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow appeared to reflect Jerusalem’s “lack of faith in the ability & willingness of the US to protect Israeli security interests.”

By i24news

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday as part of an attempt to address Israel’s concerns about confrontations that could possibly occur between Israeli troops and Russian forces active in Syria.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Netanyahu said that an unprecedented and crucial mechanism had been established to prevent such misunderstandings.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin – Photo: PMO

“It was very important to come here in order to clarify our position and to do everything to avoid any misunderstandings between our forces,” Netanyahu said at the start of the meeting. Continue Reading »

Abbas Travels To Russia To Sign Accords With Putin

Trade, economic investment and peace talks to accentuate meeting between Russian president and Abbas in Moscow

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday.

“The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP.

There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda.

Continue Reading »

Israel: Jerusalem has no knowledge of reported Putin visit

Palestinian media reports upcoming state visit by Russian President to restart peace talks.

By i24news

 

Israeli government’s spokesperson on Thursday said Jerusalem had no knowledge that Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to visit Israel during his tour to the Middle East next month.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a thumbs up after watching a live broadcast of the launch of the Angara rocket from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Moscow on December 23, 2014 – Photo: Alexey Druzhinin/Ria Novosti/AFP

The report saying the strongman leader will visit Jerusalem to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Ramallah for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has appeared on Thursday in al-Quds, a Jerusalem-based Palestinian broadsheet.

Continue Reading »

Putin signs law outlawing denial of Nazi crimes

Opponents of the new law say Russia’s aim is to silence historians & journalists who dispute the glorification of the ex-USSR’s actions during World War II.

By Reuters

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Monday making the denial of Nazi crimes and distortion of the Soviet Union’s role in the World War Two a criminal offence punishable by up to five years in jail.

Russian military vehicles rehearsing for Victory Day parade, Red Square, Moscow, May 5, 2014.

Russian military vehicles rehearsing for Victory Day parade, Red Square, Moscow, May 5, 2014. – Photo: AP

The law, described by critics as an attempt to curb freedom of expression to appease conservative Russians, the ex-KGB spy’s main support base, also criminalizes the public desecration of war memorials. Continue Reading »

Putin sends Passover greeting saying Russian Jews make huge contribution

Putin praises the Jewish community’s  work to ‘preserve stability & consensus in the general public and actively participates in the education of the younger generation as well as charity & humanitarian endeavors.’

By JTA

 

Russian Jews are making an enormous contribution to strengthening Russian society’s cohesion, President Vladimir Putin wrote in a holiday greeting to the Jewish community.

Rabbi Berel Lazar, a chief rabbi of Russia, at the Kremlin in Moscow.

Putin meets with Rabbi Berel Lazar, a chief rabbi of Russia, at the Kremlin in Moscow. – Photo: Shturem.net

Putin sent the greeting on Monday, the news site shturem.net reported Thursday, after meeting Rabbi Berel Lazar, a chief rabbi of Russia, at the Kremlin in Moscow.

Continue Reading »

Israel’s Natural Gas Fields are Giving Putin Heartache

 

Israel’s gas find offers an opportunity for US interests by helping to secure Middle East peace & undercutting Putin’s pretensions in Europe & the East Mediterranean.

By Arthur Herman

 

If you think Vladimir Putin has enough worries on his plate dealing with the Sochi Olympics debacle, the turmoil in Ukraine and Russia’s sputtering economy, think again. A new potential source of trouble is brewing out in the eastern Mediterranean — one that could not only undermine Putin’s efforts to rebuild Russia’s influence in the Middle East, but his current strong hand in Europe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin - Photo: AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin – Photo: AP

The threat: Israel’s recently discovered offshore gas deposits — one of the biggest global finds of the past decade. Continue Reading »

Putin Reputedly Supports Israel’s Security Needs in Middle East

Israel’s daily Maariv claims that in a private meeting between Netanyahu & Putin, a security pact for Israel’s safety was forged.

By Tova Dvorin and Ari Yashar

 

A pact was forged between Moscow and Jerusalem to ensure Israel’s security during a private meeting last month, according to a Friday Maariv report.

The report claims that a 90-minute conversation took place between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin during Netanyahu’s last-minute attempt to prevent an interim nuclear deal between Western powers and Iran.

While Moscow – which has been rumored to be involved in a nuclear arms deal with Tehran – refused to accede to Israel’s stance on the nuclear Iran issue, Putin did allegedly promise to ensure Israel’s security in the region. Continue Reading »

New Russian law requires terrorists’ relatives pay for damages

Under the new law just signed by Putin, all damages – including moral damage – should be compensated “at the expense of the means of the person committing the terrorist act and also at the expense of the means of his [or her] family, relatives and close people.”

By RT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill that forces relatives of terrorists to pay for damages caused by their attacks. It also boosts penalties for launching, participating, or financing militant or terrorist groups.

A handout photo provided on October 21, 2013 by the Russian Emergencies Ministry shows a bus damaged by explosion in the city of Volgograd (RIA Novosti-Press-service of Russian Emergen)

A handout photo provided on October 21, 2013 by the Russian Emergencies Ministry shows a bus damaged by explosion in the city of Volgograd (RIA Novosti-Press-service of Russian Emergen)

 

Under the law, all damages – including moral damage – should be compensated “at the expense of the means of the person committing the terrorist act and also at the expense of the means of his [or her] family, relatives and close people.” Continue Reading »

Putin: Syria’s chemical WMD are response to Israeli nukes

 

Russian President Putin echoes Assad’s explanation as to why Syria developed chemical arms.

Putin also says he cannot be 100% sure Damascus will dispose of all its WMDs.

By News agencies

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday echoed comments by Syrian President Bashar Assad suggesting that Damascus’ chemical weapons arsenal is in fact a response to Israel’s alleged nuclear project.

Russian President Vladimir Putin - Screenshot

Russian President Vladimir Putin – Screenshot

Speaking to journalists in Russia, Putin remarked that Syria’s chemical weapons were created as an “alternative” to Israel’s nuclear weapons. “Israel has technological supremacy and does not require nuclear arms,” he said.

He expressed optimism when asked whether he trusts Assad to fulfill Russia’s plan for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons and avoid a US strike. Continue Reading »

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns Obama: Do not attack Syria without UN approval

After comparing recent evidence of Syrian chemical weapons use, to faulty U.S. intel on Iraq in 2003, the Russian president threatens to supply advanced air-defense systems to Assad and elsewhere if America strikes without accepted int’l approval.

 

 

President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a UN resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people.

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin – Photo: AP

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press and Russia’s state Channel 1 television, Putin said Moscow has provided some components of the S-300 air defense missile system to Syria but has frozen further shipments. Continue Reading »

Putin impugns Obama’s veracity: Present evidence at UN of chemical weapons used by Assad

 

UN’s investigative team leaves Syria, indicating American-French attack may be imminent.

Poll shows most French against strike on Syria.

Several nations advise their citizens against traveling to Lebanon.

 

The UN experts investigating last week’s alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria early Saturday and crossed into neighboring Lebanon, departing hours after President Barack Obama said he is weighing “limited and narrow” action against a Syrian regime that the administration has bluntly accused of launching the deadly attack.

The convoy of UN experts cross into Lebanon at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa

The convoy of UN experts cross into Lebanon at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, eastern Bekaa valley, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug.

Continue Reading »

UN Forces Have Proven Israel Cannot Depend On Them For Security

PM Netanyahu told Russia’s President Putin that Israel won’t fire at Syria if Syria doesn’t fire first.

The PM also said the Syrian conflict has repeatably demonstrated that Israel can’t depend on the UN for security in the Golan Heights.

By Chana Ya’ar

 

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over the weekend that Israel will hold its fire against Syria – as long as Syria holds its fire against Israel.

In a statement at the opening of the government’s regular Sunday morning Cabinet meeting Netanyahu said he had discussed the situation with Putin in a phone conversation, warning him that “the situation is becoming daily more complex. Continue Reading »