Yaffa Issachar is using every resource at her disposal to secure her daughter’s release. So far, all efforts, including those by high-ranking Israeli politicians, have failed.
It is estimated that between 600,000 and 1.5 million people died in the course of the 900-day-long siege of Leningrad, tens of thousands of Jews among them.
Na’ama Issachar was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for possessing cannabis
Israeli sources called Netanyahu's quick Russian visit – to try and convince Putin to ignore Israel's attacks in Syria – "a failure."
Netanyahu said that he had "an excellent meeting with Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, and afterwards a long and private meeting with Putin."
"Through talks with [Putin] we were able to avert a near-unavoidable crash between the the Russian Air Force and our own forces during an operation in Syria," he said speaking to Russian media.
Netanyahu said last week efforts were underway to arrange for another trilateral summit in Jerusalem of US, Russian and Israeli security officials to discuss the removal of Iranian forces from Syria.
This visit was annouced after Netanyahu cancelled a meeting in India due to “scheduling issues.”
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.
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