Jerusalem has vowed to continue striking cross-border targets, perhaps even sophisticated defense systems manned by Russian troops
Rebels aligned with Turkey said they held talks with Turkish intelligence and military officers in the past 48 hours and made clear they objected to Russian patrols.
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.
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset MK Tali Ploskov (Kulanu) met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a conference for female leaders in Euro-Asia.
Israel's defense forces "will do everything they must" to defend the country and its citizens. "I will continue to do what I must," he added.
Chabad of Russia did not confirm the visit.
Russia is proposing to Iran the establishment of a land bridge, which it desires, but in exchange Tehran must agree to the removal of its forces and those of its proxies.
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According to a report, sources close to the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow identified previous Israeli raids on Iranian positions in central Syria, "but did not respond."