Russia is interested in continuing consultations with Israel on security and stability in the Middle East region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in the article on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic relations between Russia and Israel, published by the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.
“We are interested in continuing consultations with our Israeli partners on security and stability issues in the Middle East. We always draw attention to the fact that comprehensive solutions to the problems of the region must necessarily take into account the security interests of Israel. This is a matter of principle,”
Lavrov said in the article. The Russian foreign minister stressed that Moscow saw no alternatives to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Today, on October 18, Russia and Israel celebrate the 30th anniversary of the renewal of full-fledged diplomatic relations. 2 months later (back in 1991) the Soviet Union came to an end. This caused a massive immigration wave of Jews from ex-Soviet States. Because of this Russian is the third-most widely spoken first language in Israel after Hebrew and Arabic.
Over 100,000 Israeli citizens live in Russia, with 80,000 Israelis living in Moscow, while hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens reside in Israel, from around 1.5 million native Russian-speaking Israelis. All these connections might make one think these two nations are very close. But the Bible says the opposite. God says that instead of looking at Israel as a friend, Gog (the Russian leader) looks on Israel with lusting eyes – wanting to take a spoil (wealth/riches eg gas) from the country. One day an evil thought comes into his mind and he assembles a huge army to invade Israel…
Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, (Ezekiel 38:10-11)
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