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US pushing Lebanon towards war with Israel, according to Russian envoy
Dean Shmuel Elmas
February 10, 2019
Moscow’s envoy to Lebanon says U.S. efforts against Iran, Hezbollah are fomenting violence in region that could result in another Israel-Lebanon war • Zasypkin: Hezbollah contributes “great deal to stability, security and peace in Lebanon.”
The rocky marriage of convenience between Russia and Iran in Syria
Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
January 30, 2019
The tensions between Iran and Russia about Iran’s continued presence and the nature of its activities in Syria are expected to continue and even worsen.
Netanyahu meets with Russian deputy foreign minister, Syria envoy
January 29, 2019
The Russian diplomats stressed their Moscow’s commitment to maintaining Israeli national security, said the prime minister’s office.
Israel’s security ‘top priority,’ says Russian Foreign Ministry
Eli Leon, Daniel Siryoti and Yoni Hersch
January 27, 2019
In interview with CNN, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov denies that Moscow allied with Iran in Syria, says countries do not see “eye to eye” • Pentagon reportedly weighing plan to maintain U.S. military base in southeastern Syria.
January 25, 2019
Let this be the decisive military campaign
Israel has laid out three goals it wants to achieve in Syria: stopping the development of the terrorist front on the Golan Heights; preventing Iranian military entrenchment in Syria; and preventing Hezbollah and Iranian forces from arming themselves with long-range weapons.
December 27, 2018
Israel has no choice but to operate in Syria
This is a struggle between the superpowers in which Israel is merely a pawn and one where no punches, even half-truths, are pulled.
Israel votes in favor of UN resolution censuring Russian annexation of Crimea
December 18, 2018
“The fact of the matter is Putin favors Shia forces in the region, no matter how much he presents himself as a neutral broker,” said Anna Borshchevskaya of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
December 5, 2018
The Russian-Israeli crisis over Syria lacks an exit strategy
It remains unclear whether Russia is willing or able to apply effective pressure on Iran to scale back its military infrastructure construction in Syria, which can later be used to attack Israel.
December 4, 2018
The escalating Israeli dilemma in Lebanon
Every few months, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah makes a point of warning Israel not to attack Lebanon and make all sorts of threats.
Moscow officials send mixed signals on Russia-Israel ties
October 11, 2018
Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov said in the “complicated and multipolar world in which we live today, it happens that countries that have ties develop different views on global problems.”
October 8, 2018
Israel and Russia go back to the future
We must realize that unlike Israel’s relationship with the United States, which is strongly supported by American public opinion, in Russia everything starts and ends in the Kremlin.
October 7, 2018
The mask drops: Russia reveals itself as Israel’s enemy
But with Russia’s equipping Syria with S-300s, and its inevitable operation by Russian officers against Israeli aircraft, the Russians risk a major military and technological debacle.
Netanyahu: Israel and Russia will continue close defense coordination
September 26, 2018
Leaving for the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says thanks to cooperation with Russia, Israel has had “great success” in curtailing Iran in Syria.
Former envoy: Israel-Russia crisis artificial, driven by anti-Semitism
September 25, 2018
As tensions rise over shooting down of Russian plane in Syria, researcher Zvi Magen says two clear factions have emerged in Russia: One is pleased that Israel is doing the work for Russia and acting against Iran, while the other one sees Iran as an ally.
Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
July 16, 2018
Have Putin and Netanyahu struck a grand bargain?
Israel could be the major beneficiary of a new order based on states and state actors minding their own business except for cross-border commerce that would augment regional stability.