Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday night that he would raise the issue of Iran arms transfers to Hizballah with President Vladimir Putin when they meet again. “He understands my commitment to Israel’s security and knows the importance I attach to the Golan,” he said at a ceremony dedicated to the new “Ein Keshatot” synagogue on the Golan. “We see the Golan as a bulwark of stability in our neighborhood. It must stay always under Israeli sovereignty, else Iran and Hizballah will soon reach the shores of the Kineret.” They keep on trying to build a force to attack the Golan and Galilee, “but we prevent them each time.”
DEBKAfile: On Monday, too, Moscow announced the transfer of three battalion sets of 24 S-300 air defense missiles to Syria to be operated by Iranian teams.