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Some frank exchanges were reported about Shoigu's meetings with PM Netanyahu and Minister Liberman, and they were all about the Iranian threat to Middle east peace.
“Forty-five years he worked at the Philharmonic and literally till his last breath he served the music."
The deal, estimated at $2.5 billion, has caused concern among Turkey’s NATO allies, who argued that the Russian system is incompatible with NATO's.
"What are we supposed to think about the ‘friendliness’ of the Iranian leaders under such circumstances?" Ambassador Koren asked.
The Russian top diplomat reminded his audience of the PLO's failure to embrace Israeli generous offers in Camp David and Annapolis in the US.
Former US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told Army Radio it would be very difficult for the US to alter the Iran deal at this stage.
What happened to all that good will towards Russia that set Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from all his foes?
Russian has stationed it's own S-400 batteries near an Iranian arms factory off of Israel's border with Syria - reportedly to protect it.
Israel's friends have failed her.
Syrian Opposition Confirms Netanyahu’s Allegations on Iran Buildup with Russian S-400 Missile Protection
Zaman Al Wasl has established that the Russians have first deployed S-400 batteries at the Hmeimym airbase, and now deployed additional ones near Masyaf city in northwestern Syria.
“The victory over ISIS is welcome,” Netanyahu said. “The entry of Iran is not welcome, it endangers us."
Netanyahu thanked Putin in their joint news conference “for the pensions agreement, which benefits citizens of both countries."
“I will discuss with him Iran's accelerated attempt to establish military bases in Syria," Netanyahu said.
Iran is mulling “U.S. disloyalties along with increasing level (sic) of cooperation with our neighboring countries.”
Russia's military forces now have a permanent base in Syria.
"The Quartet Envoys reiterate that violence deepens mistrust and is fundamentally incompatible with achieving a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
Greenblatt joined the Quartet in discussing concerns over the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza and current efforts to resolve the crisis.
1.74 million tourist entries were recorded in January-June 2017, an increase of 26% over the same period in 2016 (1.38 million), and 24% more than in 2015.