Shalom Life | November 23, 2014

Vladimir Putin to visit Israel next month

Russian leader expected to meet with Netanyahu, Peres during last week of June

By: Sammy Hudes

Published: May 25th, 2012 in News » Israel

Vladimir Putin to visit Israel next month

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Israel next month in one of his first foreign visits in office, according to Ynet.

Putin is scheduled to be in Israel for no more than a day, in which time he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Netanya.

The two leaders will reportedly unveil a monument honouring Jewish Red Army soldiers who fought the Nazis during World War II.

The monument was designed by three renowned Russian artists in the shape of a labyrinth and will be erected on the beach of Netanya.

Putin will also meet with President Shimon Peres, who plans to host a special ceremony honouring Russia’s role in liberating the death camps at the end of World War II.

The exact date of the visit is not yet confirmed, but it will likely take place during the final week of June.

Issues relating to Syria and Iran, both longtime allies of Russia, will likely be on the agenda during Putin’s visit, according to The Moscow Times.

Putin last visited Israel in 2005 when he defended Russian arms sales to Syria and the shipment of nuclear components to Iran, saying neither posed a threat to Israel’s security.

Extremist Threatens to Murder Swedish Rabbi and Burn Down the Country's Oldest Synagogue Extremist Threatens to Murder Swedish Rabbi and Burn Down the Country's Oldest Synagogue TrendingYoung Female Israelis Have Been Reportedly Tear-Gassing Arab Taxi Drivers in Jerusalem Young Female Israelis Have Been Reportedly Tear-Gassing Arab Taxi Drivers in Jerusalem TrendingExtremists Target Car of Muslim Leader Who Condemned Synagogue Attack Extremists Target Car of Muslim Leader Who Condemned Synagogue Attack Trending
 

The Ten Best Kosher Restaurants In Toronto

November 21, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
The Ten Best Kosher Restaurants In Toronto

We look at the best kosher eateries the city of Toronto has to offer

Read More

Israelis Grapple with Synagogue Safety in Aftermath of Jerusalem Attack

November 21, 2014 | By Deborah Fineblum Schabb, JNS.org
Israelis Grapple with Synagogue Safety in Aftermath of Jerusalem Attack

Rabbis agree that we have to be more "vigilant" at shul

Read More

Israel Antiquities Authority Launches New Game For Children

November 21, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israel Antiquities Authority Launches New Game For Children

With "Dig Quest: Israel," kids will learn about history and archaeology without having to get off their iPads

Read More

Life Expectancy On The Rise In Israel

November 21, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Life Expectancy On The Rise In Israel

Expectancy for both men and women is up compared to 2012

Read More

Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Adam Sandler Read "Mean Tweets" on Jimmy Kimmel

November 21, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Adam Sandler Read "Mean Tweets" on Jimmy Kimmel

Dunham doesn't seem amused by one Twitter comment reading: "Unpopular opinion: lena dunham's boobs are dog noses."

Read More

Sarah Silverman Admits to Crossing the Line With Bill Cosby Rape Joke

November 21, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Sarah Silverman Admits to Crossing the Line With Bill Cosby Rape Joke

The comedian offended many of her Twitter followers on Wednesday.

Read More

Amy Schumer Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers at Glamour's Women Of The Year Awards [VIDEO]

November 21, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Amy Schumer Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers at Glamour's Women Of The Year Awards [VIDEO]

Schumer gave a hilarious and heartwarming tribute to the late comedian.

Read More

Justin Bieber is Not Becoming a Nice Jewish Boy

November 21, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Justin Bieber is Not Becoming a Nice Jewish Boy

Several media outlets falsely reported that Bieber was seeking council from a rabbi in Los Angeles.

Read More

More Headlines