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Naama Issachar meets with PM Benjamin Netanyahu after her release, Jan. 30, 2020

What distinguishes Naama Issachar from other Israeli prisoners?

The answer the Prime Minister’s Office has given is that Issachar got caught up in something that was bigger than herself.

A general view shows the Saint Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia

Ten Israeli tourists denied entry to Russia, sent back home

Ten Israeli tourist landed in the Moscow airport, were detained there and eventually put on a flight back to Israel. "They must have been instructed to bring us back."

By JOSH ARONSON
01/02/2020
Naama Issachar, who was arrested by Russia and given seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Naama Issachar is back home, but at what price? – analysis

Russia's sentencing of Issachar to 7.5 years for possessing 9.5 grams of pot was clearly excessive, and apparently an effort to place leverage on Israel.

30/01/2020
Naama Issachar meets with PM Benjamin Netanyahu after her release, Jan. 30, 2020

Naama Issachar returns home to Israel after Russian prison release

Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned her hours before Netanyahu was set to fly from Washington to Moscow on Wednesday to personally bring her home. "It's a good ending," her mother said.

Russian Pardon Commission recommends Naama’s release

During his trip to Israel last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally told Issachar’s mother Yaffa that her daughter would be freed.

Naama Issachar's pardon request to be discussed by committee on Monday

Issachar officially requested a pardon on Sunday in hopes it would lead to her release from a Russian jail, where she is serving a 7.5-year sentence for cannabis possession.

Naama Issachar requests pardon from Putin

“I will return your girl home,” Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly told Yaffa Issachar, Naama's mother.

Yaffa Issachar takes off for Russia: 'Hope to return with Naama'

Naama was supposed to be transferred to a different prison in the past few days, but this did not happen.

Yaffa Issachar meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin together with Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu

Russia: Issachar hasn’t yet asked for pardon, delaying possible release

‘I believe Putin. If he says everything will be okay, I believe everything will be okay,’ jailed woman says

By REUTERS , LAHAV HARKOV
25/01/2020
Yaffa Issachar meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin together with Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu

Vladimir Putin to Yaffa Issachar: Everything will be OK

Iran will be at the center of Netanyahu’s planned meeting with Putin, as well as a potential pardon for imprisoned Naama Issachar.

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