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In Moscow meeting, Netanyahu tells Putin the Golan Heights is a red line that must remain a part of Israel
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According to Jerusalem Post, to avoid misunderstandings during the meeting between the heads of Russia and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu told Putin that the Golan Heights will always remain a part of Israel. He said this because the demand to return the Golan Heights appeared in Syrian peace process.

Israeli Prime Minister previously explained the need for such statements, because the first paragraph in the UN draft agreement for a peaceful settlement in Syria encourages Israel to return the strategically important plateau to Syria. However, the main reason of Netanyahu's visit to Moscow is "detailed discussions of the coordination between Israeli and Russian armies, as well as a number of other issues that have been on the agenda."

Benjamin Netanyahu: "That is important because we must preserve the freedom of action of the IDF and the air force in areas that are important for our security. And I think that was achieved."

He added: "First of all, we are acting to the best of our ability to prevent the transfer of advanced weaponry from Iran and Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Secondly, we are working to prevent the establishment of an additional terrorist front against us from the Golan Heights. These are our red lines, and we will continue to maintain them."

During a previous visit in September, Netanyahu and Putin formed the mechanisms of Russian and Israeli interaction in order not to accidentally touch each other in the Syrian airspace.

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