(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone Wednesday to express condolences over the Russian plane crash in the Sinai that killed 224 people. Islamic State claimed that it shot down the aircraft.
Netanyahu and Putin discussed the situation in Syria and agreed to meet in 10 days at the upcoming climate conference in Paris to further discuss the Syrian civil war. Meanwhile, Russia has been working on improving their intelligence-gathering in the Middle East, Russian news agencies reported. Russia has started bombing Islamic State oil infrastructure in Syria, Russian General Staff official Andrei Kartapolov said.