"Reading the headlines these last few days, one could be excused for thinking that the world has suddenly stepped back into the middle ages where one state snags the citizens of another."
Issachar’s mother Yafa arrived at the prison Tuesday morning but was told that a visit to Naama last week by the Israeli consul had come at the expense of a visit by her mother.
"I'm making a daily effort to bring her back," Prime Minister Benjamin Ntanyahu said.
According to the report from RT, Naama told human rights activists that visited her that she has no complaints over food or medical care, but did ask to see a rabbi.
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Although it seems that Israel will not turn Burkov over to Russia in a trade for Issachar, Russia has reasons to think such hard ball might work.
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