Sun 05 September 2021:
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will arrive in Moscow next week for a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
“Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will depart for a short visit to Moscow after the holiday [of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year],” the press statement said.
The minister will leave Israel late on Wednesday and will fly back on Thursday.
Last month, it was reported that the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to Russia was planned for October.
In 2015, Russia moved forces to Syria to ensure Assad’s survival. Israel had to flex its muscles to establish clear red lines that the Russians would understand, and it turned to an Arab security partner to do so. According to Jordan’s King Abdullah, Israeli and Jordanian jets together confronted Russian warplanes over southern Syria and warned them away from crossing their shared border in January 2016.
Israel and Russia established a so-called deconfliction mechanism to keep the sides from getting tangled up, and then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Putin on multiple occasions to discuss the issue.
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