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While Assad has vowed revenge for the alleged Israeli attacks, his patron, Russia, has thus far remained silent.
The incoming Trump administration intends to move ahead with its plans to move the embassy regardless of criticism from Arab nations.
The Israeli coordinator for POWs and MIAs, Yaron Blum, was spotted on the plane, which may suggest that Netanyahu and Putin's meeting is about more than just Syria.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov are scheduled to meet Netanyahu in Jerusalem later in the day.
Trump said that he and Putin had reached a “really good conclusion” for Israel in regard to the situation in Syria.
PM Netanyahu and President Putin spoke by telephone four days after Putin’s meeting with US President Donald Trump in Moscow, in which both leaders spoke of the importance of Israel’s security.
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The Israeli leader met with President Vladimir Putin during the visit and caught Croatia’s victory over England in the FIFA World Cup semifinals.
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Netanyahu said that he will also speak with the Russian president about Iran's ”unending efforts to militarily entrench itself in Syria, something that we are adamantly opposed to and act against.”
The last time the two leaders met was in August in Sochi.
Netanyahu and Putin speak for 30 minutes after Putin's meeting with Assad.
Israel warned Russia of dire consequences if Iran is allowed to continue on its current path in Syria.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,JPOST.COM STAFF
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