Contents tagged with Israel

  • Biden tries to persuade Israeli Prime Minister to supply weapons to Ukraine

    During his visit to Israel, U.S. President Joe Biden asked Prime Minister Yair Lapid to expand military assistance to Ukraine and provide lethal weapons, reported the Israeli news website Walla.

    According to journalists, the United States and Israel cannot reach an agreement on the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Earlier, Washington repeatedly appealed to Jerusalem, but the request was denied.

    Ukraine has asked Israel several times since the beginning of the Russian invasion to sell Israeli …

  • Russia accuses Israel of ‘supporting Nazism in Ukraine’

    The Russian Foreign Ministry accused Israel of supporting the "neo-Nazi regime" in Ukraine.

    "We drew attention to the ahistorical statements of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, largely explaining the course of the current Israeli government to support the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv," said the Russian Foreign Ministry on Twitter.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry published a link to its article with selective examples of Jewish cooperation with the Nazis during the Second World War. The article …

  • Israel bombs Syrian military targets near Russian Khmeimim airbase

    On the night of Tuesday, December 28, Israel carried out airstrikes in the area of the seaport in the city of Latakia, located in northwestern Syria. According to the Syrian news agency SANA, container warehouses were bombed. SANA did not report what was in the containers.

    According to SANA, air defense systems were activated during the attack.

    This is the second report in a short time about a possible strike on the port in Latakia. Earlier, Damascus accused the Israel Defense Force of …

  • Russia: Syria did not respond to Israeli airstrikes due to civilian planes in area

    The Syrian military refused to use air defense systems during Israeli airstrikes because of two civilian aircraft flying in the area, said the deputy head of the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit.

    The incident occurred on the evening of October 13, Kulit said, from 23:35 to 23.39 four tactical fighters F-16 of the Israeli Air Force "entered Syrian airspace in the area of the US-occupied territory of al-Tanf, located in the province …

  • Israel pledges support to Azerbaijan in conflict with Iran

    Amid the escalating crisis between Iran and Azerbaijan, Baku received a delegation of security forces from Israel. According to the Saudi newspaper Elaph, the Israeli representatives assured the Azerbaijani authorities of support and readiness to provide real assistance in case of aggression from Iran.

    Sources of the publication claim that two F-35 fighters of the Israeli Air Force have been permanently deployed to Azerbaijan. At the same time, Israel is ready to send additional forces to the …

  • Russia praises Syrian Army success in countering Israel’s air strikes

    Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports, citing the deputy head of the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, that Syrian air defense systems shot down two missiles launched from Israeli F-16 fighters during the last attack.

    According to Kulit, the Israeli Air Force targeted an unnamed facility located in the town of Set Zaynab, 10km south of Damascus.

    Kulit said the incident occurred on Sunday night. The Russian Rear Admiral said that …

  • Ukrainian city of Mariupol to purchase Iron Dome air defense system from Israel

    Deputy Mayor of Mariupol Sergey Zakharov said that the city authorities plan to purchase the Iron Dome missile defense system from Israel.

    According to him, the opening of the airport in Mariupol requires that the distance from the zone of demarcation of the warring parties was more than 160 kilometers, but it is only about 40. Since the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and the international community do not consider the flights to the city located near the conflict zone safe, the mayor's office of …

  • Russia sees itself as a mediator in the Middle East conflict

    Russia sees itself among the mediators in resolving the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A number of countries, including Russia, are making efforts and using their contacts to encourage the parties to the conflict to act with restraint, said Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, without giving any details. According to him, the sides should recognize that there is no alternative to a diplomatic solution.

    Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in …

  • Kremlin dissociates itself from Kadyrov's words about ‘disorder’ in Jerusalem

    The statement of the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov that the Israeli authorities should apologize to the Arab population for the situation in East Jerusalem does not reflect the official position of Russia, said the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

    "You know that the foreign policy position of the Russian Federation is formulated by the President," Peskov said.

    According to him, Kadyrov's statement cannot be considered an official position of Moscow.

    "We …

  • Russian Foreign Minister meets with Hezbollah delegation in Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah in Moscow on March 15, RIA Novosti reports, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry. "We confirm the fact of the meeting," the Foreign Ministry said, refusing to disclose details of the talks.

    According to RIA Novosti, the Lebanese delegation was headed by the leader of the Hezbollah parliamentary faction, Muhammad Raad. His last visit to Moscow was in 2011.

    Hezbollah is recognized as a terrorist …