Netanyahu Visits Putin Once Again

July 12, 2018

by: Edgar Asher

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, left Ben Gurion Airport this afternoon for a short trip to Moscow. The purpose of the trip was to have talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin concerning Syria, Iran and Israel’s security needs. Tension across the northern border has been on a knife edge due to Israel’s concern over the influence of Iran in the region.

When Netanyahu arrived at Moscow’s airport he was asked to sign a soccer ball to commemorate his visit. Other world leaders who had come to Russia to see World Cup games had also signed on the same soccer ball.

The prime minister also had a surprise for two children and their parents who he had asked to come with him on the flight to Moscow and see the semi-final of the World Cup. Mika Lipsker, 18 and Alon Eizarayev, 13, both suffer from cancer. The organizers of the semi-final game told the prime minister that he could bring two guests with him to the game. The Netanyahu’s knew that Mika and Alon were very keen on soccer and to see a World Cup match would be a dream come true for them.

Posted on July 12, 2018

Source: (This press release was originally published by Ashernet on 11 July 2018)

Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO/Ashernet