Putin-Netanyahu phone call leads to progress on Quneitra dispute

The phone conversation Thursday night between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu chalked up progress in Russian-Israeli negotiation on the Quneitra region of the Golan and the exit of Iranian and Hizballah forces. They talked a few hours after Defense Ministers Avigdor Lieberman and Gen. Sergei Shoigu met in Moscow to discuss the Israeli border region, termed by Moscow “the de-escalation zone.”  DEBKAfile reported earlier that some of the Iranian/Hizballah forces had already quit the Quneitra pocket and Hizballah troops had redeployed opposite Israel’s Hermon outpost in Syrian army uniforms. Israel is now considering a Russian formula for the Syrian rebel forces holding Quneitra to receive Russian guarantees against attack and enlist with Russian government forces along with their heavy weapons.

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20 thoughts on “Putin-Netanyahu phone call leads to progress on Quneitra dispute

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 8:28 at 8:28
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    All the more reason to recognise Golan annexation

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    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 9:06 at 9:06
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      No way, Golan, is Israeli, and you don’t annex your own land.
      God bless Israel.

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      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 9:26 at 9:26
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        I like that, DP …..
        God bless you too…

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  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 9:34 at 9:34
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    Syria has been trying to get Golan back since 1967. Mexico has been trying since 1848 to get California back. Fuggedaboutit!!!

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    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 11:25 at 11:25
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      The difference between California and golan is Huge, no one in the world (thats include US gov) recognizes golan as part of israel. That means if for example 32 missile hits the golan, no one can blame the attackers

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      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 12:43 at 12:43
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        Give Trump some time, he will recognize Golan. Nothing is impossible with Trump. The only US President with ballz to keeps his word, after he makes a promise.

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      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 12:55 at 12:55
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        Israel, is Israel, recognized by bipartisan US agreement. Jerusalem is its capital. They have just confirmed this, and many more countries are moving their embassies there.
        Many do not like, or acknowledge the truth.
        They cannot change it.

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      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 13:42 at 13:42
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        I would bet that if a referendum were held today in the Golan asking the once Syrians that live there, would they rather be part of war torn Syria or peacefull Israel that 100% would choose Israel. Syria has been totally destroyed. The only part that is untouched is the Golan. The world however would rather see it back in Syrian hands so it to can be destroyed too. So much for the rest of your jew hating world.

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        • Jun 1, 2018 @ 13:51 at 13:51
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          The real question is who destroyed Syria. It was not the Syrians, but the “friendly” neighbours, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi and of course Israel.

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          • Jun 1, 2018 @ 16:30 at 16:30
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            Syria needs Israel as an ally, to help liberate territories invaded by the Turkish and Iranian occupying powers. A little bombing will help Erdogan wake up earlier.

          • Jun 1, 2018 @ 17:15 at 17:15
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            Let us not forget the Republic of Cyprus issue, 180,000 Greek Cypriots had been evicted from their homes in the north. and half of Cyprus occupied by the invading Turkey.

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 14:05 at 14:05
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    iran and hizbolla wont bent down to the russians, the russians know it , we know it , everyone knows it

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    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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      Nobody has to bend to Russians. Russians just have to leave the matter between Israel and Syria.

      Problem is, neither side wants to go back to the status quo of pre 2011. Israel won’t give up Golan and loosing control of the surrounding area isn’t something Damascus and Moscow would be happy with.

      Wish life was less complicated…

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  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 14:13 at 14:13
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    This was indeed great will from Allah, to start a big friendship and peace between our dear and meritorious believers of the true religion, and the people of the book who are also meritorious to some degree.

    It is indeed the stumbling block from great Allah, we have planted our mosque on their mountain, they have planted their IDF on the Golan mountain, the exchange is made and sealed, it shall remain so.

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    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 14:36 at 14:36
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      Prophet Muhammad, may God shower him with His praises, urges good, kind and considerate treatment towards our neighbors, provided they answer back also in kind. He said, “Whoever believes in God, let him not harm or annoy his neighbor…”

      Abu Dhar, one of His close companions, was told by Prophet Muhammad to add extra water to his broth in order to be able to offer some to his neighbors. Another companion, Abdullah ibn Amr once asked his servant after slaughtering a sheep, “Did you give some to our Jewish neighbor?”.

      When the Prophet’s wife Aisha asked him about what neighbors to send her gifts, he replied, “To the one whose door is closest to yours”. Although the closest neighbors are the ones we should be mindful of in the first instance, Islam urges us to take care of all our neighbors. It is a system that takes into consideration the needs and feelings of others in the greater vicinity.

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    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 14:56 at 14:56
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      Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, compares Muhammad, “a prophet sent to Ishmael according to God’s will”, to the Jewish Messiah. According to his text, Muhammad’s role as a prophet includes redeeming the Jews from the Christian (“Roman” or “Edomite”) oppression and playing a positive role in the messianic process.

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      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 17:56 at 17:56
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        Lol Rabbi. What a clueless response and total garbage. If you ever bothered to read Part 2 : The New Testament including the Last Book that promises Extra Blessings for reading ,sharing, listening,disseminating….the Profound Truths of Your and My Messiah “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” you would know the TRUTH and disregard that Garbage you typed. The “players” of the Final Chapter are sadly All knocking on the doorstep of God’s Chosen Land and people Israel ! Blessings/Shalom Aleichem

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        • Jun 1, 2018 @ 18:36 at 18:36
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          Read more! A recent Hasidic edition was included in the book called Yalkut ha-Royim, endorsed as authoritative by Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, the former leader of the Satmar Hasidim.

          Also, in his work of law the Mishneh Torah Maimonides claims that nevertheless Muhammad was part of God’s plan of preparing the world for the coming of the Jewish Messiah: “All those words of Jesus of Nazareth and of this Ishmaelite who arose after him are only to make straight the path for the messianic king and to prepare the whole world to serve the Lord together. As it is said: ‘For then I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech so that all of them shall call on the name of the Lord and serve him with one accord’ (Zephaniah 3:9).

          Accept and repent according to your conscience!

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  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 15:17 at 15:17
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    Muslims, Christians and Jews are corrupted by our ability to save memory externally.

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  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 18:51 at 18:51
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    Russian lip services.

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