To Benjamin Netanyahu, the President was late for a second: it emphasizes the importance that the Kremlin attached to this meeting. As you know, the Israeli Prime Minister this time came in Russia is not alone, but accompanied by the head of Mossad Yossi Cohen, head of the national security Council, Meir Ben-Shabat and military Secretary of the head of the government Eliezer Toledano. Such strong support is needed by the guest to convince Vladimir Putin’s threat to strengthen Iran and to get his consent to the withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria after the peace. In Israel’s opinion, this condition must be necessarily written in Russian-American agreement on the ceasefire and establishment of a zone of de-escalation, discussed by trump and Putin at the G20 summit in July.
First, however, Netanyahu felt obliged to designate the official position of Israel in relation to the scandal involving the exclusion of Russia from the countries — participants of the project of reconstruction of the memorial complex “the death Camp “Sobibor”. We will remind that the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the silence of tel Aviv, a “historic betrayal”, stressing that the position of this state is beyond comprehension.
We and I personally will never forget the historic role of Russia and the Soviet army in the victory over fascism, — has assured Putin Netanyahu. In his view, any silencing of the topic: “the Israeli authorities say this everywhere, in all places.” Recently the statement was made by the Knesset.
In this context, Israel is, of course, could not oppose Russian participation in an important project in the former concentration camp “Sobibor”. A Soviet officer of Jewish origin, who led a famous rebellion in “Sobibor” is a national hero here in Russia, and we, in Israel, — said Netanyahu. However, whether tel Aviv to protest Warsaw, who initiated the exclusion of Russia, the Israeli guest said, switching to a more important topic:
— The situation in the middle East very fast dynamics, and Iran is making huge efforts to strengthen its presence in the region. Netanyahu has listed the countries, where the already strong position of Iran. It’s not only Syria but also Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. “Everywhere where goes LIH (not a terrorist group), comes Iran,” he said aphoristically. Head of “Mossad” at these words, a little nod. It became obvious that he was ready to prove to the approval of the Prime Minister with the facts in hand. Moreover, very recently a report on this subject was presented to the Israeli government.
Before his visit to Sochi Yossi Cohen visited the United States Donald trump (and, according to Israeli media, brought to Putin a message from the President of the United States). And before that, the Russian-American agreement on Syria was discussed at secret negotiations, diplomats and security forces of Israel, USA and Russia in Amman and in one of the European countries. So Vladimir Putin actually was closing in a complex chain of meetings, initiated by tel Aviv to enforce their interests in the creation of zones of de-escalation in Syria and preventing them in Iran.
The Russian President also made clear that Netanyahu’s visit was not pre-planned. And the need for it arises, as the situation requires “direct involvement”.
— It is good that we have developed an effective tool, and we can quickly meet in the current mode, — noted with satisfaction the GDP.
Experts remind that the “Mossad”, which has the most powerful intelligence network in the middle East, have data that can seriously be of interest to the Russian President. (For example, on the potential organizers of the terrorist acts on the territory of the Russian Federation, etc.). “It is possible that Netanyahu will share with the Russian leadership some intelligence to convince him of the need to exert pressure on Iran,” — said the former Director General of the Ministry of strategic Affairs Yossi Kupervasser.
However, such transactions are always from behind closed doors.