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  • 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 …

  • Israeli Defense Minister: Syria’s Air Defense system will be destroyed if used against Israeli Air Force

    Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday that Syria’s air defense systems will be destroyed if they fire on Israeli planes.

    “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said while speaking to new military recruits at a military base in the central part of the country, as reported by the Israeli radio station Reshet Bet.

    According to a press release by the Israeli Defense Forces, …

  • Media: Israeli aircraft bombed a Syrian S-300 missile complex and a weapons warehouse

    On Tuesday, March 7, a report by journalist Georges Malbrunot was published on the French newspaper Le Figaro’s Twitter account. Malbruno stated that on the eve of January 13, Israeli F-35 planes destroyed warehouses in Damascus where Pantsir systems intended for Hezbollah, as well as a battery of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system were stored.

    The attacks were carried out near Mezzeh Military Airport and Mount Qasioun, not far from the presidential palace, the French journalist writes …

  • Kyiv announced that Groysman will visit Israel

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, held a telephone conversation, during which they discussed deepening cooperation between the two countries.

    "Within the framework of strengthening the friendship and partnership between the people of Ukraine and Israel, an agreement was reached for the Prime Minister of Ukraine to visit Israel," the Ukrainian President's press service stated. It was also reported that Poroshenko and Netanyahu " …

  • Israeli satellites photographed Russian Iskander missile systems in Syria

    Israeli satellites photographed the presence of Iskander tactical missiles at the Latakia airbase in Syria where the Russian military is based. 

    A photo and the interpretation of the Israeli satellite images was published by The Jerusalem Post.

    The two Iskanders in trucks are clearly seen at the airbase on the northeast side of the runway, the newspaper reports. The photos were taken on 28 December. Earlier this weapon had been hidden from satellites, however, due to recent rains it has been …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: We could not abstain from voting for the UN resolution on Israel

    Ukraine could not abstain during the voting at the UN Security Council regarding Israeli settlements in the West Bank, as reported by the State Secretary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Director General for the Middle East and Africa, Andrii Zayats, “5 Channel” reports.

    “During preparations for this voting, all possibilities were considered. All pros and cons were weighed. As a result, the leadership made a decision that was implemented by the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expresses 'disappointment at emotional reaction' of Israeli politicians over UN vote

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry explained to the Ambassador of Israel to Ukraine, Eliab Belotserkovsky, the motives that led to the decision of the Ukrainian delegation to support the UN's anti-settlement resolution. Then, the Ministry reproached Israel for the "emotional reaction" of certain Israeli officials and politicians in connection with the results of the vote in New York, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    "The Ukrainian side has expressed …

  • Yelchenko insists Israeli settlements in the occupied territories contradict international law

    Referring to the EU Security Council's resolution that called for the abandonment of the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated on December 25 that such construction violates international law.

    “The Israeli settlements in the occupied territories contradict international law like Russia’s occupation of the Crimea,” the permanent representative said.

    It was previously reported …

  • Ukraine summons Israel's ambassador over Israel's anti-Ukraine rhetoric

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Israel’s ambassador in Kyiv to clarify Israel’s position over Ukraine's vote on the UN resolution condemning Israel’s settlement in the West Bank.

    Ukraine also intends to ask the ambassador for explanations over the cancelled visit of the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Grosyman to Israel, as reported by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency citing a source in the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign affairs

    According to the source, during the meeting …

  • Tzipi Livni: Netanyahu’s pro-Kremlin politics harm Israel

    Knesset deputy and former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Naetanyahu's policies towards Russia, saying they are harmful for the Israeli state.

    "Why was it necessary to cancel the visit of the Prime Minister of Ukraine to Israel and how will this help our country? Netanyahu has a close relationship with Russia and he appealed to President Putin to veto an anti-Israel resolution but he received Putin’s refusal," the press release stated, which …