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Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Yefimov, Source: Twitter/Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Russian ambassador to Syria: Israeli airstrikes undermine stability

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Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Yefimov on Thursday harshly criticized the recent string of alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria, saying that they undermine joint Kremlin-Damascus efforts to stabilize the country, and even pose a threat to...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, left, meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, Oct. 22, 2021. Photo by Koby Gideon/GPO.

Bennett, Putin discuss Iran, Syria during five-hour Sochi meeting

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that his recent meeting in Sochi with Russian President Vladimir Putin had been “very good and in-depth.” In his opening address at the weekly Cabinet meeting, Bennett...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City, Sept. 27, 2021. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Bennett plans to meet with Putin in Russia, in part to discuss Iran aggression

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is slated to travel on Oct. 22 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time, the prime minister’s office announced on Twitter on Tuesday. The two leaders...
Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2019. Credit: Sasa Dzambic Photography/Shutterstock.

Israel faces Russia policy change, or perhaps political posturing, regarding Syria

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Lebanese media outlets as well as Saudi Arabia’s London-based Asharq Al-Awsat have reported that Israel’s freedom of action against Iran in Syria is dwindling as Russia makes changes to its policy vis-à-vis its relationship with Israel....
Court proceedings. Credit: New Africa/Shutterstock.

Israeli court sentences woman who entered Syria to eight months in prison

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The Nazareth Magistrates Court sentenced a young woman who crossed into Syria illegally and was returned to Israel earlier this year to eight months in prison on Monday. In February, Syrian authorities took the 25-year-old...
A ceremony in the Tzora Forest near the city of Beit Shemesh marks 30 years since Israel established diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation, July 7, 2021. Photo by Yosi Zelliger.

Israel, Russian Federation plant trees to celebrate 30 years of ‘blooming’ relations

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Israel and the Russian Federation celebrated 30 years of diplomatic ties with a ceremonial planting of 30 trees in central Israel on Wednesday. The ceremony took place at the Tzora Forest, a large swath of...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaking with U.S. President Joe Biden on June 13, 2021. Credit: Ariel Zandberg/GPO.

In first phone call, Bennett thanks Putin for Russia’s role in ‘regional stability’

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for the role that his country is playing in maintaining regional stability, his office said in a statement. Monday’s phone call was the...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Moscow in June 2016. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

Netanyahu, Putin discuss Iran, Syria and COVID-19

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday morning to discuss regional security issues, the Prime Minister’s Office reported. The conversation between the two leaders focused on...
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, July 16, 2018. Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

Russia: US peace plan contravenes UN resolutions

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The peace plan presented last week by U.S. President Trump at the White House contravenes several U.N. resolutions and its viability is doubtful, Russian news agencies quoted a Kremlin spokesman as saying on Sunday. “There...
Protesters call for the release of Naama Issachar, an Israeli woman imprisoned in Russia for drug offenses, at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, on Oct. 19, 2019. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Israeli-American backpacker Naama Issachar freed from Russian prison

Naama Issachar, an Israeli-American woman who has been imprisoned in Russia on drug charges since April, was released from prison on Thursday, the Russian prison service said in a statement. “Due to the presidential decree...