- March 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm #129526
Russia Summons Israeli Ambassador
Russia summons Israel’s Ambassador for clarifications following Israeli airstrikes in Syria.
Russia on Friday summoned Israel’s Ambassador to the country for clarifications following the Israeli airstrikes in Syria overnight Thursday, a statement by Moscow said.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the ambassador had been summoned, according to Haaretz.
Ambassador Gary Koren, who had presented his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, was called in for a discussion with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on the recent developments in Syria, a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Syria responded to the Israeli airstrikes by launching several anti-aircraft missiles towards the Israeli aircraft.
One missile was intercepted by Israel’s Arrow air defense system, one of the first times the system has been used.
Residents of the Jordan Valley, Jerusalem and Samaria reported hearing sirens and explosions as a result of the operation, but the IDF stressed that at no time were the soldiers or Israeli citizens in danger.
News of the summoning of the ambassador came just after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement on the airstrike and said Israel will continue to act to prevent the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah.
“Our policy is very consistent: when we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, and we have the intelligence and operational feasibility – we work to prevent this,” the Prime Minister said.
“That’s how it’s been and that’s how it will be, we have determination, and the proof is that we are acting, and everyone has to take this into account,” he added.
Haaretz noted that it is relatively rare for Israeli ambassadors to be called in in wake of Israeli airstrikes in Syria.
Since Russian forces entered Syria two years ago, a number of attacks attributed to Israel have taken place, but in none of the cases was the Israel envoy to Moscow asked to give clarifications.
Israel and Russia in 2015 formed a joint mechanism to coordinate military operations in Syria, and in particular concerning the use of Syrian airspace. The mechanism was agreed upon during a meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Putin in Moscow.
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The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.March 17, 2017 at 10:07 pm #129534
This was also 6 hours ago….
Special Middle East Update, March 17, 2017
Amir’s special Middle East Update on Syria, Libya, Russia and much more!
Pay particular attention at the 7:32 minute mark, about the Sirens going off in Jordan Valley and Radar’s Popping…
2:30am Israeli time… Scuds are moving again into Syria… The thing is Russia is not stopping this move, neither is Iran…
~March 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm #129535
Hi Mike: Good to see you posting again. I just finished listening to this video on another site. Sounds like things came very close to seriously escalating yesterday. Watching for our Deliverer.
John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."March 17, 2017 at 10:57 pm #129536
Sounds like things came very close to seriously escalating yesterday
<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”> Been out of data for over two weeks, needing a larger plan, it’s in the works…</span>
This is about the 4th time in the last 5 months Syria and Iran have tried to move the larger faster range scuds into Lebanon, they’ve been caught every time seems like so far… Still looking for the Embassy move later in May are first of June… Folks in church are not going to here these kind of things he’s saying, Only those who follow this close, knows it’s a small amount of Christian’s while the church is sound asleep.
This only confirms how easy it will be to over run Jordan. I also think we have around 10,ooo troops in Iraq now..
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