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Netanyahu: Differences on Syria Should Not Endanger Russia-Israel Ties

04.10.2015 17:48

Russia and Israel pursue different goals in Syria but this should not endanger the rapport between the two states, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

“We don’t want to go back to the days when Russia and Israel were on adversarial positions, I think we have changed the relationship and it is, on the whole, good,” Netanyahu told CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS.

He added that the military contacts between Russian and Israeli chiefs of staffs should “arrange deconfliction” as two states have “different goals” in Syria “that should not clash”.

During his meeting with Putin on September 21, Netanyahu vowed to take every step to stop the opening of a "second front against us" by Hezbollah militants in the Golan Heights, a territory disputed by Israel and Syria.