Netanyahu to See Putin in Moscow About Syria Intervention

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will go to Moscow next week to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the dangers Russia’s intervention in Syria poses for Israel. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, on the agenda will be the transfer of advanced weaponry to Syria, and the possibility of it falling into the hands of Hizbullah and other terrorist organizations.

The precise nature of Russia’s deployment in Syria remains unclear, with unconfirmed reports of a Russian anti-aircraft missile system to bolster Assad’s forces, as well as some tanks to protect an airfield.

Israeli officials said last week they were in contact with Moscow about coordination to avert an inadvertent clash between Russian and Israeli forces.