Contents tagged with Israel

  • 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 …

  • Media: Netanyahu cancelled Ukrainian PM's visit to Israel because of Kyiv's support for 'anti-Israeli resolution'

    On Saturday night, December 24, a political columnist of the newspaper Haaretz Barak Ravid reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a scheduled visit by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman for next week.

    According to Ravid, who referenced informed government sources, the visit was canceled in response to the Ukraine’s support of an anti-Israel resolution, which was approved by the UN Security Council on December 23rd.

    Similar information was published by …

  • Azerbaijan to purchase Israeli Iron Dome air defense system

    The Minister of the Defense Industry of Azerbaijan, Yavar Jamalov, stated that Israel and Azerbaijan have reached an agreement on the purchase of the Iron Dome air defense system. According to him, the agreement was reached between the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry and his Israeli counterpart. The Minister also drew attention to the growing capacity of the Azerbaijani defense sector.

    “Currently, military plants, where military products (1160 items) are manufactured, operate as a part of the …

  • Media: Israel attacked Syrian military base in Damascus

    On Wednesday morning, Syrian authorities reported on a series of bombings at the military base of Syrian Air Forces in Mezzeh in the western part of Damascus, Interfax reports, referencing the Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. The newspaper noted conflicting information regarding the reason behind the bombings.

    The Arabic news source Al-Masdar, having ties with Syrian authorities, states that the bombings were preceded by a fire that broke out in the munitions depot.

    However, some …

  • Media: Russia did not oppose Israeli Air Force strikes against targets in Syria

    The Israeli leadership has warned Russia of its intention to launch air strikes against targets in Syria, and Moscow did not oppose the Israeli intentions. This, according to, was written by Gregg Carlstrom, the correspondent of The Times newspaper and The Economist magazine.

    It should be noted that Russia and Israel are using coordinating activities in Syrian airspace to prevent accidental incidents between Israeli and Russian warplanes.

    Yesterday, Arab media reported that the …

  • Russian and Ukrainian aircraft help fight forest fires in Israel

    Both Russia and Ukraine have sent aircraft to Israel to help fight forest fires in Haifa.

    According to the Ukrainian State Service for Emergency Situations, two An-32P BFNC firefighting aircraft are active in putting out the forest fires that are raging near Haifa.

    The Russian Emergencies Ministry stated that Be-200 firefighting aircraft are also actively putting out the forest fires in Israel.

    Both Russia and Ukraine aircraft are often involved in fighting fires abroad, including in …

  • Drone presented to Medvedev provoked discord between Spain and Israel

    Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded that Israel explain why Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was presented with a Spanish drone.

    According to El País, on November 10, the Russian prime minister visited the Agricultural Exhibition in Tel Aviv. In addition to fruits and vegetables, a Sniper drone produced in Spain was demonstrated to him.

    It was noted that Medvedev was so interested in the drone that the head of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, decided to give it …

  • Medvedev reaffirms Russia's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    During his visit to Palestine, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that Moscow supports the rights of the Palestinian people, RIA Novosti reported.

    Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Medvedev stated, “Our country has consistently advocated for the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.”

    Medvedev also reaffirmed Russia’s support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    "It is extremely …

  • Medvedev: The delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran isn’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel

    The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, stated that the delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran by Russia aren’t contrary to good relations between Russia and Israel. Russia isn’t interested in aggravating tensions and thus acts within current realities.

    ”No, they aren’t contrary. We have warm relations with Israel and intend to further develop them. For this, I’m going to Israel,” Medvedev stated in his interview with Israeli Channel 2, in response to the question of …

  • Netanyahu: Medvedev's visit shows relations between Russia and Israel are getting stronger

    According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the visit of his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, to Israel next week shows that bilateral relations between the two countries are growing stronger, TASS reported.

    "Next week will see Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev paying a visit to Israel. The talks demonstrate the continuing strengthening of bilateral relations with Russia," Netanyahu said on Sunday.

    During Medvedev’s visit on November 10, he plans to also meet with …