Shitreet: Putin remarks a 'stab in Israel's back'

Minister of Education Meir Shitreet (Kadima) called the recent statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin, which indicated that Russia would hold official contacts with Hamas, an "international scandal" and a "stab in Israel's back." "What would happen," Shitreet wondered in an interview with Israel Radio Friday morning, "if Israel were to invite the leaders of the Chechen rebellion for a visit?"