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  • At Senior Center, She Learns ‘Nobody Can Compete With Putin’

    September 1, 2016 | 3:57 pm

    Until recently, Nadia Luzina gave lectures on culture and politics to her fellow elderly Russians at a senior center in Mar Vista. 

    In one talk about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his role in the takeover of the Crimea region in Ukraine, she called him “dictator.”


  • With Euro Cup brawl and Olympics doping scandal, Russia deepens its sense of isolation

    July 11, 2016 | 10:57 am

    In authoritarian political systems, sports take on outsized importance. After all, national greatness is part of the bargain: a measure of democratic freedom is traded for strength and victory, whether on the battlefield or in the stadium. That logic holds for Vladimir Putin’s...

  • Netanyahu on way to Russia to meet with Putin

    June 6, 2016 | 10:09 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel left Monday on an official visit to Russia to mark the 25th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

    Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to meet Wednesday at the...

  • Netanyahu, Putin meet to ‘avoid’ military mishaps over Syria

    April 22, 2016 | 8:12 am

    Amid tension between Israeli and Russian troops around Syria, Benjamin Netanyahu met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss ways to avoid friction.

    Israel’s prime minister and Russia’s president met Thursday in Moscow to “tighten security coordination between Israel and Russia...

  • Putin, Netanyahu agree in call to coordinate efforts to fight terrorism

    December 22, 2015 | 9:56 am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed in a phone call on Tuesday to coordinate their two countries' actions to fight terrorism in the Middle East, the Kremlin said in a statement.

    The two leaders discussed the Syrian crisis during...

  • In Putin’s policing of Middle East, some see a boon for Israel

    October 12, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    As a defiant Russia again flexes military muscles in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Cold War analogies are, perhaps, unavoidable.

    The deployment last month of Russian warplanes in Syria laid bare Moscow’s readiness to use force to punish leaders who would challenge its...

  • Powers struggle to agree on Syria; Russia urged to strike Islamic State

    September 29, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    France challenged Russia to back its words with deeds over fighting Islamic State militants in Syria as major powers on Tuesday struggled to resolve differences between Moscow and the West over ending the civil war in the Middle Eastern country.

    After Russian President Vladimir...

  • Israel faces potential challenge from Russia over Syria

    September 29, 2015 | 8:22 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Periodically throughout the four and half years of the Syrian civil war weapon shipments destined for Hezbollah were intercepted and decimated by airstrikes inside Syria. In each instance Israel, whose air force has enjoyed...

  • Not a Fan—a declaration of independence

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 2, 2015 | 10:57 am

    Superhero summer has blasted down among us once again. The past weekend saw some 43,000 Florida Supercon attendees at the Miami Beach Convention Center (established in 2006, it's the largest comic-con-like convention in South Florida). Next week's San Diego Comic-con (the original,...

  • Will Russia’s missile deal with Iran end Israel’s silence on Ukraine?

    April 21, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    After Russia invaded Ukraine in March 2014, Israel resisted pressure to join the United States and its European allies in condemning the move — citing in particular its concern not to antagonize Russia for fear it could provide Syria with a powerful anti-aircraft missile called the...

  • Netanyahu phones Putin to object to missile sale to Iran

    April 14, 2015 | 2:57 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Russian President Vladimir Putin to express “grave concerns” regarding the potential future sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran.

    During the phone call on Tuesday, Netanyahu said the sale would encourage Iranian aggression in the...

  • Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

    March 5, 2015 | 11:35 am

    It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper.

    A day before he was shot dead near the Kremlin last week, the Russian opposition figure and his close aide Olga Shorina were discussing a sensitive...

  • Could a Hamas-owned SA-11 Buk destroy Israeli air travel?

    By Jared Sichel

    July 28, 2014 | 1:07 pm

    At 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2002, two men in Kenya propped Russian-made SA-7 “Strela” missile launchers on their shoulders, took aim for a nearby midair Arkia Israel Airlines passenger jet and fired at its 250 passengers.

    Both shots missed.

    At about the same time, 15 miles away in...

  • Obama: Russia must press Ukraine rebels to allow plane probe

    July 21, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an international investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet last week.

    Obama denounced the Russian role in eastern Ukraine in some...

  • Jewish group cuts funding for Kiev office over criticism of Putin

    July 3, 2014 | 1:31 pm

    An organization representing Russian-speaking Jews cut funding for its Kiev office because of the office head’s criticism of Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

    The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, or EAJC, in February stopped funding its Kiev office, which is run by Josef Zissels, he told...

  • When Will Morality Win?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 2, 2014 | 3:24 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    What a week! There is the Ukraine, the Donald Sterling Fiasco, etc. We are living in a time that is rife with Moral Issues and we seem to be making Free-Will IMMORAL choices rather than Free-Will MORAL choices. What is happening? I don’t claim to have THE...

  • Moscow 2012 and Sochi 2014: My Russian adventure

    By Jared Sichel

    February 7, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    As I'm want to do when I travel, I try to keep a daily journal of who I saw, what I ate, where I went, etc. It's always a pain to do at the time, and always worth it afterwards. Last night, as I read through the journal entries I made when I traveled to Russia in Spring 2012 (March...

  • Russia to deliver advanced missile system to Syria as planned

    June 20, 2013 | 8:03 am

    Russia’s foreign minister said his country will honor an agreement to provide the S-300 advanced air defense missile system to Syria.

    Sergey Lavrov on Thursday told Russian State TV that Russia will “honor all our contractual obligations.” He confirmed that the contract with...

  • June 20, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 20, 2013 | 3:24 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama's Nuclear Proffer Gets Russian Rebuff

    To Read: David Rothkopff thinks that fear and worst case scenarios have been playing too big a role in US foreign strategy-

    From the invasion of Iraq to the Patriot Act to the embrace of torture to the expansion...

  • June 18, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 18, 2013 | 3:20 am

    The US

    Headline:  Obama, Putin differ on Syria during tense talks

    To Read: Vali Nasr believes that the results of the Iranian elections should make the US rethink its Iran policy-

    Washington must realize that its success in rallying the international community to isolate...

  • June 17, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 17, 2013 | 3:23 am

    The US

    Headline:  Obama, Putin to meet for talks on Syria at G8 summit

    To Read: According to Doyle McManus, Obama is following the 'Aspin Doctrine' doctrine in Syria ('a slope isn't slippery if you're willing to walk away')-

    Obama was left with two unpalatable options:...

  • Russia’s Putin says Iran nuclear push is peaceful

    June 11, 2013 | 10:58 am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he has no doubt that Iran is adhering to international commitments on nuclear non-proliferation but regional and international concerns about Tehran's nuclear program could not be ignored.

    Putin, whose country is among six world...

  • Russia to send Syria air defense system to deter ‘hotheads’

    May 28, 2013 | 8:00 am

    Russia will deliver an advanced air defense system to the Syrian government despite Western opposition because it will help deter "hotheads" who back foreign intervention, a senior Russian official said on Tuesday.

    Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov also accused the European...

  • May 7, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 7, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline: Kerry meeting with Putin on Syria

    To Read: Foreign Relations Council fellow Ray Takeyh examines historical cases of successful US policy shifts and tries to understand what these usually entail-

    In essence, for the United States to move from failure to...

  • Abbas wants peace talks with Israel this year

    March 14, 2013 | 6:49 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he hoped peace talks with Israel would restart this year although the chances of a resumption seemed slim.

    Abbas made his comments during a meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said Russia...

  • This week in power: Livni, Putin, Soldier pic, Save the date

    By Danny Groner

    February 21, 2013 | 2:50 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Livni appointment
    Tzipi Livni is the first person named by Binyamin Netanyahu as a partner in a new coalition. Livni will be in charge of reviving the peace process with the...

  • Assad chemical weapons plans blocked by Moscow

    July 24, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    Increasingly under pressure by rebels intent on unseating him, Bashar al-Assad has considered using chemical weapons against his enemies but Washington and Moscow have formed an unlikely alliance to force him to abandon such plans.

    Analysts and diplomats across the region and beyond...

  • Putin: Russia already recognizes Palestine

    June 28, 2012 | 9:03 am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that Moscow already has recognized a Palestinian state.

    “We [recognized Palestine] 25 years ago, and our position has not changed,” Putin told Abbas on Tuesday during a visit to Ramallah, the Times...

  • Russia eyes building more nuclear plants for Iran

    November 10, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Russia, which built Iran’s first nuclear power station, said on Thursday it might help the Islamic Republic construct more atomic plants—dangling a carrot in front of Tehran amid tense diplomacy over its nuclear program.

    Oil-producing Iran finally plugged the $1 billion Bushehr...

  • Will new ‘Cold War’ play out in Middle East?

    By Leslie Susser

    August 27, 2008 | 5:12 pm

    When Prime Minister Ehud Olmert goes to Moscow next month, his first order of business will be to make sure the Russians don't sell sophisticated new weaponry to Syria that could alter the military status quo in the Middle East.

    Last week, Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Russia...

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