Contents tagged with Netanyahu

  • Russia concludes S-300 deployment in Syria

    The S-300 surface-to-air missile system which Russia has transferred to Syria has finally been deployed and is entirely operational, The Times of Israel reports, citing data from the Israeli satellite image analysis company ImageSat International.

    A satellite photograph published on 30 June shows that the fourth and final missile launcher has been set up and is ready for use. For some time, only three of the four launchers had been installed at the Masyaf base in north-western Syria. At the …

  • Israeli Air Force strikes targets near Damascus

    Syrian television reported on a missile attack on the outskirts of Damascus and Homs. The air defense system reportedly managed to repel the attack and shoot down missiles, reports SANA (Syrian Arab News Agency).

    A military source informed SANA that the missiles most likely were fired by the Israeli aircraft from the Lebanese airspace. Their target was military facilities in the largest cities in the country.

    According to SANA, four civilians were killed as a result of an attack.

    Israel …

  • Russian media: Israel jamming Syrian aerial defense systems due to poor missile success rates

    The Russian site Avia.pro claims to have learned that the actual success rate of Israeli attacks on targets in Syria is only 30-40%.

    “In light of this, Israel has begun to jam the Syrian aerial defense systems, in order to somehow improve the effectiveness of the attacks,” the authors write, without specifying their sources.

    Israel has not actually commented on its use of electronic warfare systems in an attack on Syria’s Al-Harra province. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alluded to …

  • Netanyahu confirms that it was Israel that struck Syria this week

    Israeli Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that it was the Israeli Air Force that bombed military facilities in Syria tonight.

    “The challenges we face are endless. Not only are we decisively countering any attacks by the enemy, we also anticipate the strikes. Acting firmly and relentlessly, we will not allow the enemy to create bridgeheads to carry out attacks near our borders,” said Netanyahu, speaking at a ceremony honoring the memory of the fourth President of …

  • Putin and Netanyahu hold telephone conversation to discuss situation in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation, reported by the Kremlin's press service.

    "The issues of bilateral cooperation, including military contacts, as well as the situation in the Middle East region were discussed," the Kremlin reports.

    According to the Kremlin, the phone conversation took place at the initiative of the Israeli side.

    Earlier, Israeli media reported, citing sources in the government, that Benjamin Netanyahu …

  • Media: Netanyahu pitched Syrian settlement plan to Putin and Trump

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, presented his settlement plan for Syria to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the United States President Donald Trump, reports The Times of Israel, quoting an unnamed high-ranking official.

    The Times of Israel did not specify when the presidents of the United States and Russia received proposals for a Syrian settlement from the Israeli prime minister. According to the newspaper, Putin showed interest in Netanyahu’s plan.

    The official noted that …

  • Pompeo and the leaders of Cyprus and Greece will meet in Israel to discuss gas pipeline to Europe

    US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis will arrive in Israel in the near future to discuss the construction of the world's longest underwater EastMed gas pipeline from the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the Jewish state stated on Wednesday.

    “In a few days, the leaders of Cyprus and Greece will come here together with US Secretary of State Pompeo to advance the construction of a …

  • Putin to visit Israel at Netanyahu’s invitation

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to take part in the opening of the monument to the victims of the siege of Leningrad that will be established in Jerusalem.

    The invitation to visit Israel was voiced during the meeting of two leaders that took place earlier, on February 27 in Moscow. "In the near future, in Jerusalem, we will establish a monument dedicated to the Victims of the siege of Leningrad and we will be happy to see you, Mr. President, …

  • Russia and Israel will assess possibility of removing foreign forces from Syria

    Russia and Israel will set up a working group with a number of other countries to assess the possibility of removing foreign forces from Syria, a high-ranking source in the Israeli government told reporters on Wednesday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow, TASS reported. 

    “It was decided to set up a working group with the participation of Russia, Israel and several other countries to work on removing foreign forces from Syria,” the source said. 

    Netanyahu's visit …

  • Netanyahu tells Putin that Israel is determined to continue attacks against Iran in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. According to Israeli media, his visit was shortened because Netanyahu was required to attend to urgent internal issues in Israel. 

    At the meeting in the Kremlin, the Israeli Prime Minister said that Israel "is determined to continue attacks against Iran and its attempts to entrench military in Syria." According to Netanyahu, Iran and its allies are the biggest threat to the security of the region.  …