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.
Following the Israeli elections, Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar hopes that Israel-Russia relations will improve.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov are scheduled to meet Netanyahu in Jerusalem later in the day.
Trump said that he and Putin had reached a “really good conclusion” for Israel in regard to the situation in Syria.
Putin “is a believer in Israel. He is a fan of Bibi, really helping him a lot and will hep him a lot, which is good for all of us,” Trump said.
The prime minister will be visiting with Putin to discuess Iran and Syria, as well as attending the sporting final.
Even if one opposes Putin’s autocratic behavior and foreign policy, he must be recognized as one of the most positive forces combating Jew hatred and supporting the local Jewish community.
The Russian embassy, on behalf of Putin, came into possession of a 1.5 bedroom apartment in the heart of the city following the death of his high school teacher.
Netanyahu said that Israel, by its presence in the region, is the central factor in the Middle East blocking the spread of radical Islam.
Trump, the most inconsistent and uninformed president in recent history, may be much more of a threat to the Jewish state than its embattled prime minister realizes.