#1 Putin notes positive development of Russian-Israeli relations
The Russian president hailed bilateral relations as positive
July 11, 20:36 UTC+3
MOSCOW, July 11. /TASS/. Relations between Russia and Israel are developing
in the economic, political and military spheres, as well as in the area of
humanitarian cooperation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting
with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"Our bilateral relations are developing rather positively," Putin said,
noting that the indicators of economic cooperation are positive. "It
concerns our cooperation not just in the sphere of economy, but in the
political area as well. Relations between the defense departments are at a
high level as well," the Russian president went on.
"This also concerns the humanitarian sphere."
#2 PM Netanyahu Meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 11 July 2018), at the
Kremlin in Moscow, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and made the
following remarks at the start of the meeting:
"I would like to compliment you on the very successful World Cup that Russia
is organizing. The entire world is watching with great interest, including
us in Israel, and I must say I am as well. So thank you for the invitation
to watch the game later this evening.
Of course you mentioned the moving parade in honor of the victory over the
Nazis, which was a great event that made an impression in Israel and I think
around the Jewish world.
Every visit such as this is an opportunity for us to work together to try to
stabilize the situation in our region, increase security and increase
It is clear that our focus is on Syria and Iran. Our view that Iran needs to
leave Syria is well-known; it is not new to you.
Several hours ago a Syrian UAV penetrated Israel's airspace. We shot it down
and we will continue to take strong action against any trickle [of fire] and
any infiltration into Israel's airspace or territory. We expect that
everyone will respect this sovereignty and that Syria will strictly abide by
the  Separation of Forces Agreement.
The cooperation between us is a central component in preventing a
conflagration and deterioration of these and other situations; therefore, I
would like to thank you for the opportunity to discuss these matters and, of
course, all other issues. Truly, thank you."