Contents tagged with Israel

  • Israel strikes Assad's Army in Syria

    Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked the positions of Syrian government troops in response to stray shells that tore up the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Haaretz newspaper reports. Israel condemned the shelling incident as unacceptable and a violation of the country’s sovereignty.

    The Israeli military released a statement saying, “The Israeli Defense Forces will never allow harm to the sovereignty of Israel and its inhabitants. It holds Syria responsible for this incident.”

    In response …

  • Groysman discussed the Israeli Knesset’s recognition of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people

    During his visit to Israel, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman met with the Speaker of the Knesset, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein and discussed the issue of Israel's recognition of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

    Groysman wrote the following on Facebook on Monday evening.

    "I informed the Knesset Speaker that mourning events dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor tragedy will be held in Ukraine in 2017-2018. For Ukraine, understanding of Israel in this issue is …

  • Poroshenko invited Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Ukraine

    On Tuesday, May 2, President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the 69th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.

    According to his press service, Poroshenko and Netanyahu confirmed their readiness to intensify bilateral cooperation in various fields and discussed issues of cooperation within the framework of international organizations.

    "The parties expressed hope for the success of Prime Minister Volodymyr …

  • Netanyahu: Dozens of tons of chemical weapons remain in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that dozens of tons of chemical weapons remain in Syria. He discussed this in an interview with Channel 9.

    "Syria still has chemical weapons; albeit a small percentage of its former arsenal, but it's still tens of tons," Netanyahu said.

    According to Netanyahu, the world community committed to eliminate chemical weapons on Syrian territory, but this did not happen. He added that "this must be done."

    The Israeli prime minister noted that "if …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister to visit Israel on May 14th

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, will make an official visit to Israel on May 14th, IzRus reported, citing sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.

    While in Israel, the head of the Ukrainian government will hold a series of meetings with politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The Israeli Foreign Ministry noted that the meeting of the heads of government should mark the end of the crisis in relations between the two countries after Ukraine …

  • Israeli Prime Minister calls for the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated the need to eliminate all chemical agents in Syria and supported the U.S. missile strike at the Shayrat airbase. He urged the international community to do the same, reported dpa on Sunday, April 9.

    Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community to eliminate all chemical poisoning substances in Syria, reported dpa news on Sunday, April 9.

    He reminded listeners that an international obligation established in 2013 …

  • Israel adopts new medium-range anti-missile defense system

    On Sunday, April 2, at the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Air Base in Hatzor, the medium range anti-missile system David’s Sling became operational, NewsRu Israel reports. The ceremony was attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Chief of the General Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Air Force Commander Amir Eshel, US Missile Defense Agency Director James Syring and IAF Commander General-Major Zvika Haimovich.

    The system, also known as “Magic Wand”, is part of …

  • Israel says their troops will enter Syria only if Hezbollah poses a threat

    Interfax reports that according to Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren, Israeli troops will enter Syria only if there is a serious threat from the Iranian movement, Hezbollah.

    "The Iranian regime has always been interested in supporting Syria and Hezbollah, using them as effective proxies, which poses a threat to Israel and its role as a deterrent," Koren said. He added that the threat posed by Hezbollah's actions in Syria is not an abstract one.

    Israel will immediately respond if the …

  • Kremlin confirmed the forthcoming visit of the Palestinian leader to Russia

     A meeting with the head of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), Mahmoud Abbas, is on Russian leader, Vladimir Putin’s schedule on May 11th. The Press Secretary for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed that preparations are being made for the Palestinian head’s visit, Interfax reports.

    "Yes. The meeting is planned," Peskov said. However, he also stated that so far there is no intent to organize a meeting between the PNA head with Israeli leadership in Moscow.

    Previously, the …

  • Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Israeli Ambassador after bombing in Syria

    Israeli ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss the incident involving Israel’s air attack on targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra.

    This was reported by Interfax in reference to the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and Special Representative for the President to the Middle East and African Countries Mikhail Bogdanov.

    “Yes, he was asked about it,” said Bogdanov in answer to a question about whether the head of the …