Experts warn of ‘escalation’ between Israel and Russia over Syria

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By Ariel Ben Solomon.. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week did not appear to resolve the two countries’ differing objectives in Syria, and it remains unclear if the status-quo can continue. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week did not appear to resolve the two countries’ differing objectives in Syria, and it remains unclear if the status-quo can continue. [Photo top right: Russian President Vladimir Putin spent Monday in Jerusalem for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During their meeting at the Israeli leader’s residence, they discussed concerns about Iran’s nuclear program, with Mr. Netanyahu urging Russia to increase pressure on Iran to curb its activity, and Mr. Putin giving no sign of concessions on the subject. (Ria-Novosti via Associated Press)]. Russian jets increased their attacks in Syria on Monday (February 5, 2018), days after Syrian rebels shot down one of its jets.

Reported Israeli attacks against Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria and Lebanon must take into account the military presence of Russian forces in the country, which serve to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

“Russia is trying to re-establish the Assad regime’s territorial control in Syria, secure its military bases there, demonstrate superiority of its weapons systems with an eye on increased military sales and develop its modalities of power projection to the Middle East,” Ariel Cohen, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council think tank, told JNS. Read the full story.

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