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  • After Syria coordination talks with Israel, Russia beckons to Turkey, U.S.

    21 hours ago

    Russia ended high-level military talks with Israel on Wednesday with a call on other countries, including a suspicious United States and aggrieved Turkey, to coordinate operations in Syria.

    The two countries discussed how they can avoid accidentally clashing while operating in...

  • Israel-Russia military coordination talks on Syria to open Tuesday

    3 days ago

    A senior Russian military delegation will visit Israel on Tuesday for two days of talks on how the countries can avoid accidentally clashing while operating in Syria, an Israeli military officer said.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin...

  • U.S. ‘greatly concerned’ by Russia incursion of Turkey airspace

    3 days ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday the United States was "greatly concerned" about the incursion by a Russian plane into Turkish airspace over the weekend and he had intensified discussions with Moscow.

    He said his Turkish counterpart called him about the incident on...

  • Flagging of Jewish group adding to Russian community’s insecurity

    1 week ago

    A senior Russian rabbi condemned the government’s listing of a Jewish welfare group as a foreign agent, calling it part of a policy which is making Jews insecure of their future in Russia.

    Boruch Gorin, a Chabad rabbi who acts as a senior aide to Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar...

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

    1 week ago

    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...

  • Trump backs Russia, Iran efforts to fight Islamic State

    1 week ago

    Leading Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he supported Russian efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East, including Syria.

    Asked whether he backed those like Russia who supported Syrian President Bashar al Assad or those who see...

  • Israel faces potential challenge from Russia over Syria

    1 week ago

    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...

  • At U.N., Obama and Putin clash over working with Syria’s Assad

    1 week ago

    The United States said on Monday it was willing to cooperate with Russia, as well as Iran, to try to end the Syrian civil war but the two big powers clashed over whether to work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    Speaking at the annual United Nations General Assembly, U.S....

  • Important quotes from President Obama’s U.N. speech

    1 week ago

    President Barack Obama addressed a range of global topics in a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly on Monday, including the war in Syria, where he said the United States was willing to work with Iran and Russia to end the conflict. 

    The following is a selection...

  • Ex-teacher at Russian Jewish school on trial for inciting racial hatred

    2 weeks ago

    An ex-teacher at a Jewish school in Russia on trial for inciting racial hatred told his students to “kill the Germans,” one of his former 12-year-old students testified.

    The student testifying in the trial of Semen Tykman, who taught at the Or Avner Jewish school in...

  • Poroshenko to visit Israel for first time as Ukraine president

    August 21, 2015 | 12:41 pm

    In a move that may anger Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly scheduled to visit Ukraine soon and host its president in Jerusalem.

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Israel, Hennadii Nadolenko, announced the plans for the visits in an op-ed published this week...

  • Russia steps up demand for U.S. to drop European missile shield

    August 14, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    Russia urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans to station parts of a missile shield system in Europe now that Iran has reached an agreement with world powers to limit its nuclear program.

    Moscow has long opposed the plan, which it sees as a threat to its nuclear...

  • The Iran deal: getting to checkmate

    August 12, 2015 | 11:13 am

    The Iran nuclear deal has been likened, ad nauseam, to a game of chess. It is with that model in mind that I favor the deal — though not for the usual reasons. 

    Proponents and opponents of the deal make a number of valid points. Most salient are the following: 

    1) The sanctions...

  • Russia modernizing S-300 missile system for Iran: RIA, citing Putin aide

    July 30, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    Russia is modernizing its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported.

    "It has partially been updated, separate elements are still being updated," said Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential adviser on...

  • Iran deal: See dealer for details

    By David Suissa

    July 28, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    The more I get into the Iran nuclear deal, the more it feels like the television show “Mad Men” — you know, those slick advertising geniuses who seduce you with promises but downplay the fine print.

    It’s like one of those radio commercials for hot new car deals, where the...

  • Inspired by Iran deal, EU seeks coalition to revive Mideast peace push

    July 20, 2015 | 11:10 am

    Inspired by Europe's role in a nuclear deal with Iran, the European Union wants to form a broader, U.N.-backed coalition to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Taking up a French proposal, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to try to create an...

  • Russian prosecutors investigate second Jewish educational institution

    June 15, 2015 | 3:09 pm

    For the second time in one month, Russian prosecutors conducted a surprise inspection at a Jewish educational institution.

    The latest inspection occurred earlier this month in Novgorod, a city located 335 miles northwest of Moscow, according to Russian Jewish Congress President...

  • Russia says it will retaliate if U.S. weapons stationed on its borders

    June 15, 2015 | 10:41 am

    A plan by Washington to station tanks and heavy weapons in NATO states on Russia's border would be the most aggressive U.S. act since the Cold War, and Moscow would retaliate by beefing up its own forces, a Russian defense official said on Monday.

    The United States is offering to...

  • A Russian chief rabbi stands by his strongman, aka Putin

    June 5, 2015 | 3:27 pm

    Rabbi Berel Lazar’s mother was eager for grandchildren. So she gave her 25-year-old son an ultimatum: He could return to his beloved Jewish outreach work in Russia if — and only if — he got married.

    His yeshiva classmates jokingly said he was already wed, “to the idea of going to...

  • Summer film preview: Art, identity, violence and heroism

    June 1, 2015 | 4:42 pm

    This summer’s film offerings are heavily sprinkled with foreign fare, much of it dealing with issues of ethnic identity, fundamentalism and genocide.

    But art is the focus of the Russian movie “Chagall-Malevich,” a work of magical realism by filmmaker Aleksandr Mitta that...

  • Israeli air force chief unfazed Egypt may get Russia’s S-300

    May 27, 2015 | 2:10 pm

    The chief of Israel's air force on Wednesday played down worries voiced by some fellow officials about the possibility of Egypt acquiring advanced Russian-made air defenses.

    The Russian news agency TASS said in March Egypt would receive the Antey-2500 missile system, an S-300...

  • Israel says Egypt buying advanced Russian air defence system

    May 13, 2015 | 9:32 am

    A senior Israeli intelligence official who tracks the regional arms balance said on Wednesday that Egypt was buying Russia's advanced S-300 air defence system, a deal reported in Russian media but not confirmed by Cairo.

    Asked about the Israeli remarks, an Egyptian official...

  • Russian bookstores remove ‘Maus’ over swastika on cover

    April 29, 2015 | 2:44 pm

    Russian bookstores began removing the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Maus” from their shelves due to the large swastika on its cover.

    Concerns about raids by the authorities to remove the symbol ahead of May 9, when Russia will observe 70 years since the victory over the Nazis,...

  • Russia says missile deal with Iran will not happen in near future

    April 23, 2015 | 3:14 pm

    Russia will not sell Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles in the near future, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said.
    Russia earlier this month said it would lift its embargo on the sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran, antagonizing Israel and the United States. The advanced...

  • 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...

  • Like a Miracle

    April 15, 2015 | 12:56 pm

    And still it is beautiful as a miracle
    This rosy twig of lilac…
    Even in our days
    of evil, terror and dread.

    Even in our street
    when hate swells grand with khutspa
    the little lilac twig stretches out
    to you and to me like a miracle…

    Zusman Segalovitch (1884-1948) was...

  • Israel ‘dismayed’ at S-300 missile deal with Iran

    April 14, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday expressed Israel's "dismay" to Russian President Vladimir Putin at Russia's decision to lift a self-imposed ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran.

    A statement from Netanyahu's office said he "expressed Israel's dismay at the decision... (and) told President Putin that this step will only increase Iran's aggression in the region and will destabilize security in the Middle East."

    Putin lifted the ban on delivering the air defense system to Iran on Monday.

  • Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap

    April 13, 2015 | 2:37 pm

    Russia paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signalling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran.

    The moves come after world powers, including Russia,...

  • Jewish-Christian charity helps Ukrainians move to Israel

    April 1, 2015 | 1:30 pm

    Tatyana Orul would have moved to Israel years ago if not for her job as a television journalist in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, which interested her too much to give up.

    But when bombs started falling next to her house last year, she reconsidered. The war between...

  • 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...

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