Contents tagged with Netanyahu

  • Polish Prime Minister cancels trip to Israel after Netanyahu's comment about Poles

    Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, has canceled his trip to Jerusalem, where he was going to take part in the Visegrad Group leaders and Israel summit. Gazeta Wyborcza connects this decision with the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s, statement about the Poles collaboration with the Nazis during the Second World War. 

    The head of the Polish Prime Minister’s Office, Mikhail Dvorchik, announced that Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz will represent Warsaw at the summit, …

  • Putin may visit Israel this year

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to Israel to take part in commemorative events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by Soviet troops, Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov stated in an interview with TASS.

    The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liberated on January 27, 1945. The UN set this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The Russian diplomat said that, at the end of last year, Putin received …

  • Putin and Netanyahu to discuss Iranian presence in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow later this month, to discuss Iranian presence in Syria.

    Negotiations on February 21st will be devoted to Israel’s efforts to prevent Iran from creating a “new [ant-Israeli] front on the other side of Golan Heights,” Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

    Moscow has not yet confirmed that the meeting would take place.

    This will be the third meeting between Netanyahu and Putin since July 2018 …

  • Israel: Russia turns against Iran in Syria

    Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption Yoav Galant announced at the end of January that his government had achieved diplomatic success. He said that Jerusalem has a plan to squeeze the Iranian military out of Syria, and that Israel can count on Russia’s support in this.

    The Israeli minister observed that the close collaboration between Moscow and Tehran is coming to an end.

    While Russia had to fight against the Syrian anti-government formations, Moscow treated Iran and its allies from …

  • Media: Pro-Iranian troops continue to battle with pro-Russian forces in Syria

    Units of the Syrian army loyal to Iran battled with the units loyal to Russia in Hama province, reported the Turkish agency Anadolu, citing well-informed sources in Syria.

    According to Anadolu’s source, the Fourth Division of the Syrian army under the patronage of Iran retook al-Rasif village from the Qawat Al-Nimr or Tiger Forces division that is sponsored by Russia. 70 soldiers died on both sides in the battle for al-Rasif. Local residents are afraid that the conflict can spread to the …

  • Hezbollah threatens to invade Galilee if Israel starts new military operation in Lebanon

    Fighters of the Shi'ite militia Hezbollah plan to carry out an operation in the north of the Galilee region if Israel starts a new war against Lebanon, said Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrullah in an interview with Al Mayadeen on Saturday. 

    “Any action is possible from our side in response to Israeli actions,” he said, stressing that Hezbollah’s troops will invade Galilee only if Israel demonstrates aggression. 

    "Israel will pay a much higher price for attacking Lebanon than Prime …

  • Netanyahu: Israel strikes Syria to prevent Iran's entrenchment

    The strikes of Israeli Air Forces on Damascus are aimed against Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Israel is trying to prevent Tehran’s entrenchment in Syria, the prime minister wrote on his Twitter page on Sunday, January 20. 

    Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that the Syrian air defense systems repelled an attack by Israeli fighters at the Duwali Airport in the south-east of Damascus. As reported by the Russian National Defense Management …

  • Netanyahu: Israel attacked Iranian arms depots in Damascus airport

    In order to prevent Iran from reinforcing its military position in Syria, Israel is prepared to increase its attacks against Iranian facilities in the neighboring country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday during a visit to the northern regions of the Hebrew state.

    “[On Friday night] Israel attacked an Iranian warehouse with weapons at the Damascus International Airport. This reflects our resolve to prevent Iran’s military consolidation in Syria. If necessary, we are …

  • Netanyahu: Israel prepared to act in Syria after US withdrawal 

    If needed, Israel is prepared to expand the scope of its military operations in Syria following the withdrawal of US troops, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as reported by the Jerusalem Post. 

    According to Netanyahu, Israel’s policy is intended to weaken Iran’s influence on its neighbor, Syria. “The decision to remove the 2,000 American soldiers from Syria will not change our consistent policy: we will continue to oppose Iran’s attempts to establish military bases in Syria, and …

  • Russia offers Israel and US deal to get Iran out of Syria

    At a closed session of the Knesset’s foreign affairs and defense committee, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Moscow had offered the US and Israel a deal: Iran will withdraw its armed divisions from Syria in exchange for an easing of sanction pressure on Russia,reported Channel Ten of Israeli TV, citing members of the Knesset.

    According to MPs who attended the committee session, Netanyahu said that Russia had proposed a plan to have Iranian forces withdraw from Syria in …