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Israel flirting with Russia on Middle East issues.

Middle East Security News. President Putin visited Mahmoud Abbas in Betlehem, West Bank. Photo Credit Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Israel and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Israel and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Photo Credit AP Novosti

Middle East Security News. President Putin visited Mahmoud Abbas in Betlehem, West Bank. Photo Credit Reuters

Israel urged the Russian president during his visit Monday to step up pressure on Iran to curb its suspect nuclear program, but there was no sign of any concessions from Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Israel and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Photo Credit AP Novosti

With Russia an influential voice in the international debate on Iran, the outcome of the 24-hour visit could have deep implications for whether Israel decides to strike Tehran’s nuclear facilities or give the international community more time to find a diplomatic solution to the standoff. READ MORE HERE