Israeli and Russian defense ministers discuss “Syrian-Jordan border”

Israeli minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman meets with Russian minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu, in Moscow, Russia. May 31, 2018. Photo by Ariel Hermoni/Ministry of Defense

Russian media reported that Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu discussed “a de-escalation zone in southern Syria” and the Syrian-Jordanian border situation with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman when they met in Moscow on Thursday. There was no reference to the Syrian-Israel border in those media reports, possibly because Moscow does not recognize the Golan as Israeli territory. TASS quoted the remark by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday that the withdrawal of all non-Syrian forces from Syria’s southern border with Israel should happen as soon as possible. Lieberman underlined the importance of Israel’s dialogue with the Russian army. He also tweeted: “The primary focus of the defense establishment is preventing the entrenchment of Iran and its proxies in Syria.”

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12 thoughts on “Israeli and Russian defense ministers discuss “Syrian-Jordan border”

  • May 31, 2018 @ 17:24 at 17:24

    Moscow does not recognize the Golan as Israeli territory, simply because Israel does not recognize Crimea as Russian territory.

    But, given a good day, Putin may wake up in the morning and say “let us reconsider the errors of Leonid Brezhnev way back in 1981”, and hopefully this Bolsheviks error will be noticed and corrected.

    • May 31, 2018 @ 18:52 at 18:52

      He better wakes up faster, because more and more countries move their embassy in Jerusalem, all good places will be taken by then.

      • May 31, 2018 @ 19:32 at 19:32

        And it shall be, as the hungry man dreams, and behold, he eats, and he shall awaken, and his appetite is unsated, and as the thirsty man dreams, and behold he drinks, and he shall awaken and behold he is faint, and his soul yearns, so shall be the multitude of all the nations gathered on Mount Zion.

        ‘All the nations are as nought before Him; as things of nought and vanity are they regarded by Him’

        In the chant of Balaam at Numbers, 24:20, Amalek was called the ‘first of the nations’.

        ‘Woe to those who are at ease in Zion and to those who are secure in the mountain of Samaria, those called the first of the nations, and the house of Israel has come to them’

        My people were lost sheep, their shepherds caused them to stray, [to the] mountains [they] led them astray; from mountain to hill they went, they forgot their resting place.

        As you rejoice, as you jubilate, O spoilers of My heritage, as you become fat like a threshing heifer, and you neigh as strong horses,

        your mother has been exceedingly shamed, she who bore you has been embarrassed; behold the end of the nations is desert, wasteland, and a barren plain.

        • May 31, 2018 @ 19:45 at 19:45

          In Benares there was a millionaire’s son, named
          Yasa, who led a luxurious life. One morning he rose early and, to his
          utter disgust, saw his female attendants and musicians asleep
          in repulsive attitudes. The whole spectacle was so disgusting
          that the palace presented the gloomy appearance of a charnel
          house. Realizing the vanities of worldly life, he stole away
          from home, saying “Distressed am I, oppressed am I,” and
          went in the direction of Isipatana where the Buddha was temporarily
          residing after having made the five Bhikkhus attain Arahantship.

          At that particular time the Buddha, as usual, was pacing
          up and down in an open space. Seeing him coming from afar,
          the Buddha came out of His ambulatory and sat on a prepared
          seat. Not far from Him stood Yasa, crying – “O distressed am I!
          Oppressed am I!”. Thereupon the Buddha said – “Here there
          is no distress, O Yasa! Here there is no oppression, O Yasa!
          Come hither, Yasa! Take a seat. I shall expound the Dhamma to you.”

          The distressed Yasa was pleased to hear the encouraging
          words of the Buddha. Removing his golden sandals, he approached
          the Buddha, respectfully saluted Him and sat on one side.

          This event took place on the fifth day after the delivery of the first
          sermon when all the five Bhikkhus had attained Arahantship.

          The Buddha expounded the doctrine to him, and he attained the first
          stage of Sainthood (Sotāpatti). At first the Buddha spoke to him on
          generosity (dāna), morality (sīla), celestial states (sagga), the evils of sensual
          pleasures (kāmādinava), the blessings of renunciation (nekkhammāni­ samsa).

          When He found that his mind was pliable and was
          ready to appreciate the deeper teaching He taught the Four
          Noble Truths. Yasa attained deep Arahantship, and so it was.

  • May 31, 2018 @ 20:53 at 20:53

    Since Russia has millions of Russian Israelis to protect, will always be close relationship between the two armies. The region knows Russia has protected international minority rights since Trotsky. Muslims and Jews alike rejoice in the Russian ability to negotiate peace instead of the blood for oil mantra of the petrodollar.

    • May 31, 2018 @ 23:17 at 23:17

      Just like the Russians protected the Jews after the Holocaust by promptly sending many of them to the gulags.

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 1:03 at 1:03

        @ henrita … Who didn’t Stalin send to the gulags? Even his most loyal spies were sent to cool off in Siberia after the war. And yes one spy made his way from gulag to Israel. Please do not forget to preorder discount the fact Russian Israelis are a major factor for Russian mediation.

  • May 31, 2018 @ 22:27 at 22:27

    Psst, this means that Israel’s army should withdraw from the Golan – “the withdrawal of all non-Syrian forces from Syria’s southern border with Israel should happen ASAP”. Israel and Russia are opposing sides in the Syrian conflict. First get your basics right, then write.

    • May 31, 2018 @ 22:40 at 22:40

      Please post the full charge of things you might have, on 1st june is the kids day, but on 31th is the retarded and mongoloids kids, you qualify for the two, now is your chance!

    • May 31, 2018 @ 23:26 at 23:26

      The Alawite death cult should withdraw from the Golan and leave it to the indigenous Hyraxes(Rock Rabbit)population:cute, loyal and mind their own business

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 4:16 at 4:16

      Don’t be [redacted]… Kremlin may not [officially] recognize Israeli authority over Golan, but it surely understands the reality on the ground, which means it won’t play with matches in the area soaked with [nuclear] gasoline…

      I can’t believe I just wasted a fraction of my life trying to explain that…


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