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The trip was facilitated on the ground by The European Azerbaijan Society, or TEAS, which arranged logistics as well as the sightseeing itinerary.
PM Netanyahu: "I want a reciprocal visit this year. This is year in Jerusalem, I look forward to meeting you there."
Lapshin has written critical posts against Azerbaijan and its president, Ilham Aliyev, recently, and so the Azeris want him over for a discussion.
Azerbaijan has successfully test-fired the newly developed, Israeli-produced Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile purchased from the Jewish State.
Netanyahu called on the world's nations to "come to Azerbaijan and see the friendship and the partnership between Israel and Azerbaijan.
PM Netanyahu revealed in a speech in Baku that Israel jointly funds Jewish education with the president of Azerbaijan, and his predecessor.
PM Netanyahu travels next week to Kazakhstan, which begins a 2-year stint on the UN Security Council. No Israeli prime minister has ever visited.
The prime minister and president will be globe-trotting this year as Israel's international relations grow.
The friendship between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Israel stands in sharp contrast to the geopolitical and sectarian tensions that plague so much of the world.
Azerbaijan may have already purchased from Israel the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system. Russia sold a short-range ballistic missile system to Armenia.
It isn't clear who is panicking more at the moment—Jerusalem or Washington—over the possibility that Turkey, a NATO member, would switch sides and coalesce with Russia and Iran.
The draft refers ten times to Al-Haram Al-Sharif, exclusively using the Islamic term for Temple Mount, without any mention that it is the holiest site in Judaism.
An Iranian silver medalist avoided the awards rather than be photographed with the Israeli bronze medalist.
The French-based telecom company operates in an area of Azerbaijan that the United Nations and US consider occupied territory.
Israel’s Garin Tzabar program, supporting ‘lone soldiers’ with no family in Israel, recently welcomed close to 360 young women and men from around the world into its care.
But not to worry – the State Department has issued indefinite waivers on taking any action against Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia.
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