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Following the Israeli elections, Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar hopes that Israel-Russia relations will improve.
"It is critical that we continue to deny Iran establishing a base in Syria."
The two men spoke in advance of a visit to Israel and Turkey this weekend by National Security Advisor John Bolton to discuss the withdrawal of US troops from Syria.
In Moscow meeting, Netanyahu tells Putin the Golan Heights is a red line that must remain a part of Israel
By HERB KEINON
This will be the two leaders’ third face-to-face meeting in seven months. During this same time period Netanyahu has met US President Barack Obama once.
The two were set to discuss pressing issues on the regional and global agendas, like the Palestinians and the conflict in Syria, among others.
By ARIK BENDER
Notable absences from greeting list include Erdogan, Khamenei.
Netanyahu's meeting with Putin focused mainly on the Israel's northern border, with fears of Hezbollah attaining lethal weapons in Syria with help from Iran.
Putin and Abbas last met in April in Moscow where the two discussed peace and security issues in the Middle East.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
The prime minister's upcoming visit to Moscow will seek to prevent accidental military friction with Russian forces in Syria.
By ALON BEN-DAVID
The US has taken more of a background role in the conflicts spreading across the region and Russia seems willing to fill that vacuum.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
PM tells Russian leader that the move would only serve to increase Iran's aggression and put the security of the Middle East at risk.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Bayit Yehudi, Meretz put out special New Year videos for voters from the Former Soviet Union, while Likud's Edelstein doubts "the Russian vote" exists as a bloc.
By LAHAV HARKOV
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