Contents tagged with Israel

  • Russia's Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova accuses Israel of ‘historical betrayal’ over reconstruction of Sobibor museum

    The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, considers the position of the Jewish state "to be close to betrayal", because it didn’t object to Russia not being allowed to participate in the reconstruction project of a museum at the site of the former Sobibor extermination camp (Poland).

    While appearing on Russia 1, Zakharova "expressing her personal opinion" stated that she "categorically refuses to understand" Israel.

    "The position of this state regarding …

  • Kremlin: Israel must learn to live with US and Russia’s truce agreement in Syria

    The agreement to ensure a truce in southern Syria will not be abolished solely on account of Israel’s fears, it would be more reasonable not to take up arms against this agreement, but rather to find a way “to live with it”, stated Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs.

    As the Israeli news outlet Haaretz reported on Monday with reference to a senior source in the Israeli government, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that the …

  • Israel opposes Russia-US agreement for truce in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel opposes the Russia-US agreement for a truce in southwest Syria, as it strengthens Iran's position in the region.

    "Israel opposes the ceasefire agreement in the south of Syria reached by the US and Russia because it perpetuates the Iranian presence in the country," he said after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

    As Haaretz reports, citing its source, Tel Aviv "is aware of Iranian intentions" to significantly expand its …

  • Israel, Russia and U.S. will discuss Syrian issue in Vienna

    Israel, Russia and the U.S. will discuss the Syrian issue in Vienna. Representatives of these countries will meet and clarify details concerning the de-escalation zone in southwest Syria, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant.

    “We will support any attempts to de-escalate the situation both in the whole territory of Syria and in the southwest of the country. Of course, it is too early to give a more detailed assessment, because at this …

  • Israel carries out another airstrike on Assad’s Army in Syria

    Israeli aircraft attacked the positions of the Syrian government forces in response to the accidental shelling by Syria, reports the press service of the Israeli Air Force.

    It was previously reported that a shell, reportedly fired from Syria, had exploded in the northern part of the Golan Heights. There were no reports of casualties.

    Israeli authorities admitted that the bombardment was accidental. However, it was noted that Israel regarded the actions of the Syrian army as an unacceptable …

  • 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 …