June 27, 2012

Putin Must Get Tougher with Assad

Haaretz, Haaretz

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Vladimir Putin, who visited Israel this week and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, is the president of a very important power. The ability of that power to shape the Middle East's balance of power and influence the international agenda cannot be overestimated. We must hope that the Israeli leaders who met with Putin took advantage of a rare opportunity to persuade their guest to scrutinize Russia's positions from an Israeli perspective as well.

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TAGGED: Bashar Assad, Russia, Syria, Vladimir Putin

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