On September 21, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow against a backdrop of major developments in the Syria war. While Washington signals that it is still not planning to play a major role in the conflict, the Kremlin is further stepping up its direct support for the Assad regime. Following reports that Moscow has deployed personnel, armored vehicles, weaponry, and four Sukhoi-27 fighter jets to Syria’s Mediterranean coastal provinces, Netanyahu’s office has publicized the need to deconflict with Russian forces.
In addition to his personal national security staff who regularly participate in such trips, …read more
Source: The Washington Institute