Netanyahu Phones Putin to Discuss Counter-Terrorism

By Yisrael Katzover

YERUSHALAYIM – Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to discuss cooperation in fighting terrorism threats in the Middle East, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

During the conversation, which lasted for over half an hour, Putin and Netanyahu agreed to strengthen cooperation in countering terrorism and to continue contacts at various levels.

Netanyahu and Putin have met several times in the past year and have maintained direct contact on a frequent basis.