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Putin tells Netanyahu of need for ‘strict’ stability in Mideast

Press TV – December 9, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reminded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the need to maintain stability following the recent Israeli operations near the Lebanese border.

Speaking over the phone, Putin and Netanyahu discussed the Israeli operations, the Kremlin said in a statement on Sunday.

“The president of Russia stressed the importance of ensuring stability in the region,” the statement said.

Ties between Damascus and Tel Aviv have been strained since Russia’s delivery of the S-300 missile defense system to Syria following the September downing of a Russian spy aircraft during an Israeli airstrike.

Russia has blamed Israel for the incident, which killed 15 Russian crew members. The Defense Ministry has said Israeli jets used the Russian plane as cover to attack Syria.

In their late Saturday talks held at the initiative of Netanyahu, Putin told him that Israel must improve its military coordination with Russia, the Kremlin said.

The Russian leader also emphasized the importance of the upcoming talks between their military experts to examine the circumstances of the September incident.

Israel has recently deployed additional troops along Lebanon’s border under the pretext of “cutting off” Hezbollah tunnels near the occupied territories.

Netanyahu has boasted that the Israeli operation was “only a small piece of the big picture” of what he called efforts to ensure its security.

The operation has drawn rebuke and ridicule even from Israeli leaders, with opposition leader Tzipi Livni criticizing Netanyahu for overdramatizing the campaign “for political gain.”

“We are not now in a situation where our soldiers are behind enemy lines. We are talking about engineering activity …,” she said, accusing the Israeli premier of “blowing the incident out of proportion.”

Intelligence and transport minister Israel Katz said Friday that Israeli forces may need to go into Lebanon to deal with the alleged tunnels.

An Israeli incursion into Lebanon would likely spark a major confrontation with Hezbollah. The Lebanese resistance movement has warned that Israel would “regret” invading Lebanon.

In his talks with Netanyahu, Putin “stressed the importance of ensuring stability in the region in strict accordance with Resolution 1701 of the UN Security Council,” the Kremlin statement read.

He was referring to the 2006 UN Security Council resolution issued after the Second Lebanon War, the last major conflict between Israel and Hezbollah which ended with the victory of the Lebanese movement.

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  1. If President Putin has any concept that the deranged Satanyahu will pay any heed to any advice regarding the Mideast geopolitical sphere, he is overly naïve. “Stability” to Satanyahu means hegemony, domination and control, cleansing and genocide against the Palestinians, who are not allowed to have a voice of dissent in their torment that is founded on an historic injustice: the outright, planned, vicious thievery of their homeland. The occasional Saddam Hussein or Iran or Hezbollah that dares to stand up for truth, justice and liberation for Palestine is playing with the fire of Satan, whose realm and forces have surfaced on the earth as Zionism and its agents.

    “Ties between Damascus and Tel Aviv have been strained….” Now that’s a delicate understatement unworthy of Press TV or any responsible media source.

    Palestine is Still THE Issue!

    (The final paragraph above and its reference to 2006 reminds me that it was the Zionist assault on Lebanon that finally and unalterably convinced me of several realities, among them: (I) the criminal Zioentity had tipped over into one of the periodic phases of its psychosis that builds to a fever-pitch needing to lash out and slake its thirst, erupting on Gaza or Lebanon or any other convenient target (2008-9, 2012, 2014, of course, saw subsequent full-on eruptions of the Ziopsychosis on Gaza); (2) any two-state solution — flawed and unfair from the start — for the “holy” land was terminated by the 2006 Palestinian elections and their aftermath where Hamas had secured a significant legislative victory, but the demonic USrael “entangling alliance” effectively nullified democracy, arresting dozens of duly elected Hamas legislators and setting into motion the state-terroristic siege of Gaza that persists, and persists, and persists; (3) the US had finally and demonstrably exposed itself as the Zioentity’s bitch; (4) impunity — repeat *impunity* — is the “existential reality” that drives and permits all of the Zionist frenzy bent on DE-STABILIZING the “holy” land and the region in its favor.)


    Comment by roberthstiver | December 9, 2018 | Reply

    • “LIKE”……..There’s no point trying to negotiate with a deranged psychopath(Netanyahu). Even the Devil won’t let him into HELL.


      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | December 9, 2018 | Reply

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