Israel-Russia relations

Moscow Seeking Closer Ties with Israel Over Syria

Russia wants to increase cooperation with Israel regarding Syria, and would like Jerusalem to use any influence it has to get opposition groups there to lay down arms and enter negotiations, Konstantin Kosachev, a senior Russian parliamentarian, told The Jerusalem Post.

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Report: Syria Threatens To Fire Scud Missiles At Israel

TEL AVIV – The Assad regime in Syria has sent messages to Israel via Russia threatening that any further strikes by the Israeli military within Syria’s borders would be met with Scud missiles fired into the Jewish state, the Lebanese newspaper Al-Diyar reported Saturday.

This Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 photo shows an Israeli Air Force F-15 plane in flight during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim air force base near the city of Beersheba, Israel. Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early on Friday, following a series of …

Putin Sends Netanyahu Birthday Wishes

Amid Russia’s stepped up military activity in Syria and increased tension between Moscow and Washington, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, while Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is expected to come for a visit on November 10.

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Netanyahu Set For Third Russia Visit In Recent Months

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Moscow Monday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, the premier’s office said, with the two having held talks in recent months over the conflict in Syria.

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Netanyahu To Meet Putin In Moscow On April 21: Israeli Source

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on April 21 to discuss security issues in the Middle East, an Israeli political source said on Tuesday. Israel and Russia have maintained a hotline to help

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shows the way to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, on September 21, 2015.