Israeli enemy prime minister visit to Moscow did not come to its aspired aims. Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin was concluded without yielding tangible results that would satisfy Tel Aviv’s demands. However, this was an important visit to him by all standards; ‘Israel’ understands how important and pivotal Russian role has become recently in the region, especially after its military intervention and political engagement in Syria, combating terrorism and trying to broker a political settlement to the 7 year ongoing conflict.
And because ‘Israel’ realizes all this, it is so interested in coordinating and advancing the relations further, which will enable Tel Aviv to be part of any future settlement, or to ensure that this settlement would definitely take into consideration Israel’s security and political interests.
Netanayhu aimed at convincing Russia to turn a blind eye to Israel’s aggressions targeting Syrian government forces and or Hezbollah inside Syria. What Israel wants is to curtail and put a limit for both Hezbollah and Iranian influence there. This reflects as well the position of Trump’s administration and Saudis who are desperately keen to strike a balance with the Iranian role in the region.
What ‘Israel’ does not understand is that Russia appreciates and weighs well both parties roles in The Syrian conflict that proved to be indispensable to counter attack terrorism.
Another important aspect is that Russia’s perspective over the Syrian conflict and Israeli interests is connected to a wider circle; namely the region’s conflict represented in the Palestinian issue, and before this file is closed, ‘Israel’ should display a rather low profile in approaching many of the strategic issues on the region.
Source: Al-Manar Website