Scared to the bones of Russia’s involvement in Syria, Netanyahu meets putin today in Moscow. Ha ha:)
With Russia apparently beefing up its military presence in Syria, some countries are getting nervous about what could happen — including, perhaps, Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss “the Middle East peace process and the fight against the global terrorist threat,” the Kremlin said.
But in a rare move, Netanyahu is bringing several top Israeli military and security officials with him to Moscow.
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Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, IDF Director of Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. Hertzi HaLevi and National Security Advisor Yossi Cohen will accompany the prime minster, Netanyahu’s office said.
The meeting is closed to the media.
The visit comes as satellite pictures show a rapid buildup of an air force base in Syria, with loads of Russian military equipment moving in.