What Putin’s Trip To Jerusalem Really Means

What Putin’s Trip To Jerusalem Really Means

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Much of the coverage of the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories focused on two questions: Putin’s perceived foot-dragging over Iran, and the visit’s significance for the Russian-speaking Israelis who make up about one-fifth of the population, as large as Israel’s Palestinian population. The visit proceeded amicably, complete with a “coincidental” announcement of a joint Russian-Israeli award scheme for “Jewish values,” and a particularly cozy photo of Putin and Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman.

 

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