Vladimir Putin

Netanyahu expected to meet Putin later this week

Netanyahu last met Putin in April, five days before the previous election, when he thanked the Russian president for assistance in returning the remains of IDF Sgt. Zachary Baumel to Israel.

Boris Johnson Israel
Pre-election travels: Netanyahu to visit London on Thursday

The announcement came just hours after the Prime Minister's Office announced that Netanyahu would soon be traveling to Russia for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington in March.
Trump, Putin should stop meddling in Israeli elections - analysis

This does not mean Netanyahu does not have the right to play up his diplomatic prowess as part of his election campaign. He can and he should.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a meeting on the sidelines
Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile test

"As you know, we have never wanted, do not want and will not get involved in a costly, destructive arms race," Putin said.

Putin hijacks Syria’s future

“It is clear to any outside observer,” one Saudi commentator wrote, “that these countries lack any legitimacy to speak about peace and security in Syria. In fact, they are part of the problem.”

Russian police detain nearly 700 in opposition crackdown in Moscow

Soon after the start of the protest, a Reuters reporter saw several hundred people milling around at one of the designated protest points in central Moscow.

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