Arab Israeli Conflict
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Jerusalem has vowed to continue striking cross-border targets, perhaps even sophisticated defense systems manned by Russian troops
Saturday's escalation marks the first time in more than a decade that an Israeli jet has been lost during combat.
Both Israelis and Palestinians have given a nod in the direction of the initiative but have not set a date with the Russians.
Iran is a key ally of the Syrian government in the seven-year civil war and it says it has no intention of withdrawing unless Syria requested it do so.
Moscow's deputy foreign minister says Washington is trying to undermine adherence to the Iran nuclear deal.
The US mission to the UN, which presides over the Council this month, pointed out that even China decided not to block the measure this time.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
The spectacle of Russian planes taking off from bases inside Iran on Tuesday to attack targets in Syria shows, indeed, that the deal was a game changer.
By HERB KEINON
Russia not only has no intention of ending its involvement in Syria, but it actually has a larger strategy: to increase its presence in the Middle East.
By YOSSI MELMAN
This marks Soleimani's second trip to Moscow since July, following the controversial nuclear agreement between Iran and other world powers.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Syrian government forces backed by heavy Russian air support drove Islamic State out of Palmyra on Sunday.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,REUTERS
Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan is visiting Moscow this week.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov both sounded notes of optimism as they entered meetings in Zurich.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Regarding ongoing collaboration with the US, Russia is “not even discussing Hezbollah and Hamas with the Americans.”
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