Israel Russia

Balancing Act

Syria barely exists as a state, but Russia is keen to maintain calm there to help Assad keep control, while Iran, already overstretched, does not seem keen on an all-out confrontation with Israel.

Israeli and Russian delegation meeting in Moscow
IDF delegation returns from Moscow after Northern Shield, Syria talks

Israel's military says meeting with senior Russian officers discussed Lebanon and Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Victory Day parade in
Above the fold: Half-empty glass is a success

Stability in the region – especially in Syria, Lebanon and even Iraq – require that Israel and Russia work closely together.

Report: Netanyahu-Putin meeting in Paris canceled amid tensions

Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman have insisted that relations with Moscow are on track.

Russia: Israeli military action in Syria increases regional tensions

Israel has insisted that it notified Moscow of its movements and has blamed Syria for the downed plane.

Downing of Russian plane redefines Israel’s Syria dilemma

On September 17, Syrian air defenses accidentally shot down a Russian surveillance aircraft while retaliating against Israeli airplanes attacking Iranian assets, killing 15 Russian airmen on board.

By OFER ZALZBERG
27/10/2018
AT BEIRUT-RAFIC Hariri International Airport.
The face of the airport, the face of a nation

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world

By MEDIA LINE
13/10/2018
People watch S-300 air defense missile systems launching missiles
Russian Chief Rabbi: Israel shouldn't rely on anyone, S-300 was ‘mistake’

“We hope the cooperation between Russia and Israel to stop the terror and Iran will continue, and that Israel will continue to do everything to ensure that the terror does not reach its gates."

S-300
It is not time for Israel to play Russian roulette

If the current state of relations between the two countries continues to deteriorate, Russia will have no reason to keep the Iranians away from the Golan Heights.

By VUGAR BAKHSHALIZADA
29/09/2018
benjamin netanyahu
Netanyahu off to New York to meet with Trump, address the U.N.

This will be the fifth time since Trump took office in January 2017 that Netanyahu will meet with the US president. They last met in Washington in March.

24/09/2018
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