Putin Endorses Netanyahu for Re-Election – Shoigu and Lavrov Make Clear He’s Only Speaking for Himself

Putin had one message for Netanyahu — the Russian military a completely different one

Putin’s 3-hour delay in meeting Netanyahu wasn’t a snub but a compromise with the military — it was time set aside for Shoigu to deliver a rather different message from the Russian armed forces

On Friday afternoon in Sochi, President Vladimir Putin kept Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waiting for three hours, and then publicly endorsed him for re-election. Putin’s endorsement was unconditional: he could have warned against Netanyahu’s election pledge, revealed last week, to annex the West Bank of Palestine, but he didn’t. Putin could have warned against Israeli air force and missile strikes on targets in Syria, but he didn’t. “We have absolutely identical positions,” Putin declared, according to the official Kremlin record. Putin was speaking only for himself.    

That was made plain to Netanyahu during the Sochi session by the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The Kremlin publication,  however, cut them out of the photographic record and official communiqué, as if they weren’t there at all.

The Israeli press reported the three-hour delay to Putin’s arrival. In the interval, Putin acknowledged in his open remarks to Netanyahu, “you have just had a fairly detailed discussion with the top executives of the Defence Ministry and with Russia’s Defence Minister. We will now discuss everything that concerns this area.”

A Jerusalem Post translation of an Arabic media report has claimed that:

“Moscow has prevented three Israeli air strikes on three Syrian outposts recently, and even threatened that any jets attempting such a thing would be shot down, either by Russian jets or by the S-400 anti-aircraft missiles…a similar situation has happened twice – and that during August, Moscow stopped an air strike on a Syrian outpost in Qasioun, where a S-300 missile battery is placed. Moreover, it was claimed that another air strike was planned for a week later on a Syrian outpost in the Qunaitra area and a third one on a sensitive area in Latakia. This development is what pushed Netanyahu to have his quick visit in Russia to try and convince Putin to ignore Israel’s attacks in Syria.”

Netanyahu’s version of what he said in Sochi, according to an Israeli government publication, was that “the first issue is security, and this is maintaining freedom of action for the IDF, including the air force, in the face of Iran’s attempts to militarily entrench in our region against us. We are operating constantly, and it is important to prevent unnecessary collisions. This is what we are doing in meetings such as these and also, of course, in the many telephone conversations between them.”

So what did Shoigu and Putin tell Netanyahu about Israeli Defence Force (IDF) “freedom of action”? According to the Kremlin record, nothing.

Instead, the Kremlin record concluded with this statement by Netanyahu:

“I appreciate your [Putin’s] words that you respect the security of the State of Israel. This fact is revealed in all of our meetings, and I saw this again at our meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. Coordination between our militaries is always very important. It is always important, but especially important now, because in the past month we have seen a sharp increase in Iran’s attempts to use the territory of Syria to attack us and to deploy missiles that threaten us. We are not prepared to simply take this threat, and so we have to act. In this situation, our dialogue is even more important. And I believe that we will discuss this at our meeting as well.”

Putin did answer, but the Kremlin has not reported it.

In the Arabic report, it is claimed “Putin let Netanyahu know that his country will not allow any damage to be done to the Syrian regime’s army, or any of the weapons being given to it, because giving such a permission would be seen as giving Israel leniency – something that contradicts Russia’s goal of assisting the Syrian regime.” The Arabic media source, and its Russian source, are in fact a Russian information operation, run by Alexander Lebedev’s Independent newspaper in London working in combination with the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), publisher of Arab News. They announced a partnership to start a publication called Independent Arabia in January.

Netanyahu’s flying visit to Sochi was an election stunt, according to most Israeli press reports. Had Putin wanted to send Netanyahu a clear message that he endorses the warnings against IDF attacks in Syria from the Russian General Staff, he would have refused the meeting. This has happened before, at the insistence of the General Staff and Shoigu; for more details, click here  and here.  

This time there was a sharp debate between Putin and the Stavka. Putin insisted on receiving the Israeli; the Stavka settled on a compromise – Putin would meet Netanyahu after Shoigu had delivered the Stavka message. General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff, did not attend this time. Gerasimov accompanied by Lavrov met Netanyahu, his defence minister and general staff chief, in Jerusalem on July 23, 2018.

Extreme left: Gerasimov in his first visit to Israel, July 23, 2018. Unusually, he was not in uniform, although his IDF counterpart, Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, was in uniform. On his right: Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman

The Kremlin communiqué reports this endorsement by Putin of Netanyahu’s re-election:

“Mr Prime Minister, I know that your country is on the eve of major domestic political events, the elections to Knesset on September 17, I believe. It is common knowledge that over 1.5 million former Soviet citizens live in Israel. We have always considered them our people, our compatriots. Naturally, we are not indifferent as regards future Israeli MPs, let me be straight about this. We are hoping they will be responsible politicians that will certainly maintain all recent achievements in bilateral relations and will move forward with us in developing Russian-Israeli ties.” This was Putin’s personal opinion.

It was not shared by the Russian officials sitting at Putin’s left during the meeting. The Kremlin has taken care to erase them – but not carefully enough. Look at the base line of the Kremlin photograph: revealed on the extreme right are three shoes: the first is on Putin’s left foot; in the centre, behind, is the Russian interpreter’s shoe; at right, there is the tip of the right shoe of a man sitting in the Russian first row. This belongs either to Defence Minister Shoigu or to Foreign Minister Lavrov.

That shoe dropped when the Foreign Ministry issued a statement from Lavrov. The timing was almost four hours after the Kremlin release:

“We put a special emphasis on the need – and in this regard, the Israelis fully agree with us – to respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in actual practice rather than only in word. In this sense, we upped the ante by urging assistance to the Syrian authorities and the Syrians at large in returning to peaceful life. It was stressed that the sanctions, which the US and the European countries had introduced against the legitimate government of Syria, were wholly counterproductive.”

Shoigu and Lavrov, whose ministry photograph shows him in the open air in Sochi (shoes not shown), know perfectly well the Israelis do not “fully agree with us”.  That’s an irony directed at Putin for announcing “we have absolutely identical positions.”

Source: Dances With Bears

  1. ArcAngel says

    Considering the title, the read was f n terrible. A very disappointing diatribe. Not surprised as it spawned by a Mr John Helmer.
    Nothing but speculation, and alot of “he said, she said”.
    The ACTUAL results of this meeting will be shown in the next several weeks as Syria and the SAA have stated “we are going liberate EVERY part of Syria”.

    First off… let us see if Nutty-yahoo makes it through the ‘is-ra-hell’ selection process. I am pretty sure he will, as he seems to be the warmongers (London) choice.
    Then when the SAA kicks off its Idlib Offensive, and hopefully soon after, crosses the Euphrates to go after the US and Kurds, we will know then what was discussed at this meeting in regards to Syria.
    Until then.

  2. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

    I am not gonna lie. I do not know how did you understand endorsement from “We are hoping they (the new elected MPs) will be responsible politicians that will certainly maintain all recent achievements in bilateral relations”
    you are fishing in stale waters here. that’s a very big stretch if anything.

  3. Garry Compton says

    Netanyahu tries to sell Russia that he is in Syria for the same reason Russia is there. Terrorists – Israel claims Iran is a bunch of terrorists, while Russia really is in, Syria, because of the Terrorist that will eventually try to sneak in thru Turkey . Russia is stuck mentally and militarily with these million Russian speakers in Israel, and of course the Jewish banking system in Global business. The Jews have most of the power/backing in the upper eschelon of that World Pyramid . It’s the Worlds largest Chess Olympics and the US, Britain and most of EU has already lost any chance for a medal. Russia is still winning, even though they have to put up with corrupt – judges.

  4. JustPassingThrough says

    What am i missing here?
    I’ve read the link to the “The Kremlin publication”

    ‘“We have absolutely identical positions,” Putin declared, according to the official Kremlin record.’
    This statement has been taken out of context by J.H.

    How was the following conclusion been reached by what is written in the record:
    “and then publicly endorsed him for re-election. Putin’s endorsement was unconditional:”

    “Putin did answer, but the Kremlin has not reported it.”
    If J.H. knows it was answered, why doesn’t he know the answer?

    And since when is a Saudi source a reliable source.
    Here is a bit about Lebedev:

    J.H. proves again that he regularly gets kicked in the head by kangaroos.
    This is just another one of his mixed up, out of context, blurred fact pulp fiction that he is noted for.

    Well done Helmer a real POS this time.
    What ought to p*ss people off on reading this article is that J.H. thinks all his readers are stupid.

    1. tom greg says

      The surname Helmer may indicate why.

  5. thomas malthaus says

    Things look to be coming to a head among Russia’s troika. The president is sitting on relatively lower ratings as it is.

    A question they may be asking is, “Has he sold out to the Jews and the Atlanticist Fifth Column?”

    Perhaps he’s playing a level of chess we’re missing.

    1. Garry Compton says

      The Chess Game is still going on TM – it still has a ways to go .

      1. thomas malthaus says

        Do you think the recent Moscow elections have had an effect on how Mr. Putin and Netanyahu are getting on? Perhaps that’s irrelevant.

        If Israel stops launching missiles into entering Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, that might be a clue.

        1. Garry Compton says

          Hard to say T M, both the Israelis Mossad and the CIA attempt to break Moscow every month . the Moscow elections are just one of their ops. I see a whole lot of ” Mishaps” occurring around Russia’s important areas and this could be coincidence or those ops. Putin takes a lot of heat because of his chess game , but he keeps the Country focused on – keeping the rubles flowing in from the Gaz/Oil and other Industries making money. He seems to focus on that and shines on the little stuff – like idiots – Bi Bi, Trump, Bojo, Macron etc.

          1. thomas malthaus says

            I’ve been trying to follow those “mishaps.” At least three this year and seemingly evenly spaced at one every two months.

            I’d like to think common sense will reign supreme when or if, BiBi is defeated.

            President Putin is de-dollarizing and probably has given some thought to reducing Russia’s exposure to euro transactions.

            The master stroke is accumulating gold and silver for the inevitable rainy day and presumed hyperinflation.


  6. Mary E says

    How can Putin tell NetBoyYahoo that he is in the same place? Of course that is not true…
    Shoigu and Lavrov have their heads on straight and let’s hope that they have a little
    Come to Jesus meeting with Putin to get his head in the right place…..Israel and th US are both rogue states and the sooner everyone realizes that,, the better!

    1. jm74 says

      It is all part of the game and everyone has a role to play. Putin will sit on the fence unless it interferers with Russian interest. Just because one hears that the global leaders are at each other’s throat doesn’t mean that they are and all could be in collusion. Wouldn’t trust too much what one hears or sees but use you own judgement, John Helmer, located in Russia is the author of this article and is part of the game and he contradicts himself on a regular basis.

    2. frank john says

      Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) never claimed divinity he was one of the mightiest messenger of God so worship the creator not his creation

    3. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

      can you explain to me how did putin endorse Bibi ? I do not see endorsement in what he said. he literally said ” I hope the israelies elect people willing to work with us” how is that an endorsement ? I guess it’s too burried between the lines than my mind can dig

    4. Séamus Ó Néill says

      Mary E, take it all with a pinch of salt, everybody wants to put their own slant on it….unless you see a video of the actual words being spoken. There may be a million + Russian speakers in Israel, but Putin knows the security of Syria is paramount to the safety within Russian boarders….Putin’s a diplomat and prefers peaceful solutions ,if possible…..he’s got the mark of Nuttyahoo and Israel’s psychopaths!

  7. John C Carleton says

    Now I been telling Russians for a long while, Putin puts Israhell before Russia, and took a lot of attacks because of it.

    Sucks when you find out your savior is selling your butt into slavery don’t it?

    May the souls of the 15 murdered by Israhell, assisted by Putin, Russian Military Men, have justice so they can rest easy.

    Nitwityahoo ordered the murders, you know.
    Bomb Tel Aviv!

    1. thomas malthaus says


      This video brings up some criticism of Mr. Putin’s tenure.

      1. John C Carleton says

        The head Rat wants to force a RothsRat Usury bank on Iran.

        No need for WW 3.

        The head Rat and the Head religious leader of Iran do a duel.
        God will decide!

      2. John C Carleton says

        Lets say Assad slaps the poop out of Nitwityahoo, challenges the terrorist to a duel.

        Assad shoots Nitwityahoo in a duel, next non semitic Khazarian to take over the crime cabal of Israhell, probably break his neck giving the Golan Heights back.
        Be a lot better behaved.

        1. JustPassingThrough says

          childish blather

          1. John C Carleton says

            Of course a paid verbal prostitute who took the 30 shekels to betray humanity would haver a cow at the suggestion the poor not fight massive wars which slaughter humanity by the millions, and make the baby raping rats richer and more powerful.


            Humanity will no longer die for the babay raping Rats!!!


            1. JustPassingThrough says

              childish blather.

      3. John C Carleton says

        Well, they certainly are passionate.

        Personally I Favor Dueling between heads of states instead of poor folks dying for rich folks.
        Don’t want to accept a duel?”
        Go be a a cook at a restaurant.

        As far the USA, it is not what the Americans fought against the British for, a new slave master.
        The yankee puritan zionist warvanhgelical “christians”, raped, robbed, burned, murdered their way through my kin and Land.
        Then they occupied it for 154 years and counting.
        I am a Texican.
        I care about Texas.
        To hell with them baby raping yankee states did that evil to my people.

        ‘Gone To Texas’

        1. JustPassingThrough says

          Texican: Today, the term is used specifically to distinguish early Anglo settlers of Texas, especially those who supported the Texas Revolution. Mexican settlers of that era are referred to as Tejanos, and residents of modern Texas are known as Texans.

          Sounds like you’re part of the problem ie ‘The yankee puritan zionist warvanhgelical “christians” ‘ 🙂

          1. John C Carleton says

            Run along.

            You are either ignorant or a liar.

            Either way, you bore me!

            1. JustPassingThrough says

              you’re as full of s*it like a christmas turkey.

              Texican lol

            2. John C Carleton says

              Near San Antonio Texas, I have a Kingdom, dueling is legal.
              Are you just going just run your mouth like a little coward, or back your pie hole with your butt?

            3. JustPassingThrough says

              your post is BS, JCC.

              you call yourself a texican, but don’t even know what one is.

              you rant against the christian anglos that slaughtered their way west and you are one of them.

              your daddy was a baptist minister and carleton ain’t no mexican name.

              your vocabulary matches your mental capacity, one syllable at a time.

              you’re a fraud dude.

            4. John C Carleton says

              I see you are a small Khazarian pedophile promoting thirty shekel hazbara with no family jewels.

              You falsely called me a liar.
              I offered to fight a duel with you to see if you have big enough family jewels to back up that big lying thirty shekel pie hole.

              But alas, you are only a paid prostitue which has publicly shown your cowardness and lack of honor.

              I do not associate with cowardly protitued evil baby raping promotors.

              Please be so kind as to shut you cowardly pie hole, or accept my offer of trial by arms before God!~


            5. John C Carleton says

              Non Semitic Russian Expat and spawn thereof zionist pedophillic Khazrians have no honor.
              They have no courage.
              They are pedophillic.
              They are liars.
              They are not human.
              Humans would not do the evil to other humans the Non semitic Khazarian occupiers do to the Indigenous Semitic Palestinians.

              That means you are an animal with no soul.

              How about that offer I made you of leaving the poor Palestinian children alone and face me with a pistol in your paw?

              ‘The Urgent Need To Reinstate Dueling!’

        2. thomas malthaus says

          Let me know when Texas becomes a nation and kicks out illegals and California liberals. I might be interested.

          1. John C Carleton says

            Working on it.

            1. thomas malthaus says

              Not a problem with importing lead is there?

            2. John C Carleton says

              Diplomacy in the court of world opinion, by someone who was given credit for history 101, 102 upon entering university, without taking either class, spent over forty years reading the words of the men who did the deeds, not what some armchair historian said they said or did, is whats needed.

              In the top 97% of the country in military matters, economics, government, history the year I graduated high school.
              Offered West Point by the local Congressman.
              Payed my own way in college, and did mine enlisted.

              Cousin to General George Washington, General Andrew Jackson, General Robert E Lee, General Stonewall Jackson, General Richard Taylor, General Mac Arthur, General George Patton, General Longstreet, General Guy Carleton, (British), other side in the Revolution.

              This needs to be done diplomatically.
              I am a walking American history book.
              I know how the wars really started, why, the false flags, the lies told the American people, the treason against America.

              And the USA/DC, murdered my cousin George S Patton, 1st cousin to George Washington, 1945, and the USA/DC murdered my cousin Lt Col. John Augustine Washington, great-great grandnephew of general George Washington, Aid de Camp to Robert E Lee, shot down like a dog from concealment, by the USA military, shot 3 times in the back while carrying one of George Washington’s swords in defense of his country, which was in a criminal act invaded by the USA, and they stole his stuff, divided his possessions as the Centurions did Christ cloths.

              Excuse me if I don’t salute the flag which murdered all my kin and occupied my country, but I am not planning on getting a lot of folks killed in a war.

              They can not hide their lies and evil anymore, and it would be best if they just furled their Southern blood stained banner, went peacefully back to yankee land.
              Without stealing everything burning everything, gang raping all the children, murdering everyone this time.

          2. John C Carleton says

            You might like this.

            1. thomas malthaus says

              Lived there until 1990. The seven-year itch and the rat race issue compelled me to move on.

            2. John C Carleton says

              Spent quiet a bit of time up and down California myself back when I was in the military.
              Don’t have nothing against California folks as long as they either stay in California, or leave their California ways and ideas in California, when they leave.

              California is a failed country.
              Mexico is a failed country.
              Trying to clean Texas up, don’t need people trying to bring their failed ways to the occupied public of Texas.

          3. John C Carleton says
    2. JustPassingThrough says

      maybe read the the source article before patting yourself on the back.
      as for being sold into slavery, look around homeboy.
      you’re in the middle of it.

      1. John C Carleton says

        Tell you what, I have a kingdom, my word is law, dueling is legal.

        Want to visit?

        1. JustPassingThrough says

          stay on your meds dude.
          of course you have kingdom, of course your word is law, of course dueling is legal.
          now don’t get upset.
          mommy will bring you some warm milk.
          what a clown.

    3. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

      where does he put Israel before Russia ?
      just a question give me 3 examples.

      1. John C Carleton says

        Iran Slams Russia for Deactivating S-300 during Israeli Airstrikes on Syria

        1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

          if that’s even true. that’s putting israel before iran/syria not before Russia. 0 for effort on your part

      2. John C Carleton says

        Tell you what, give me 3 examples where he don’t put Israhell first.

        1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

          -fucking whole presence in Syria.
          -stopped buying israeli drones.
          -denied India a deal to buy Israeli missiles for the Su-30MKI.
          ok go you now.

          1. John C Carleton says

            Top ISIS Leader, Captured In Benghazi, Exposed As Israeli Mossad Agent

            1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

              what does this has to do with anything ?

          2. John C Carleton says

            Video: Why is the S-300 Air Defense System in Syria Not Being Used Against Israeli Aircraft

            1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

              yes Russia said 1000 times that they are interested in protecting Russian Servicemen in syria not syrian servicemen. why should they protect syria ? to start a war with israel ?

          3. John C Carleton says

            Putins Kin, Putin’s butties.

            ‘Hidden History of the Incredibly Evil Khazarian Mafia’

            1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

              you can type whatever you want on the picture. his mother is christian and she baptised him in a church in St. Petersburg. he told the story himself and their neighbours/teachers are still alive just go to st petersburg and ask.

            1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

              you know there are pictures and videos of putin in the biggest mosque in europe that He built in Moscow ?

          4. John C Carleton says

            Moscow Delivers Deadly Rocket Artillery to Wrong Side of the Saudi War in Yemen

            1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

              Saudi ? what are you even talking about ? you are just malding LMAO

            1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

              you should also post pics of him in dagestan and chechnya with Kadyrov and the other muslims

          5. John C Carleton says
            1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

              he did send Pantsir Tor and S-300PMU2 to syria. what is there to discuss ?

          6. John C Carleton says

            ‘Iranian MP blames Russia for Deactivating S-300 During Israhell Air Strikes on Syria’

            1. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

              you keep posting that but that has nothing to do with Russia

            2. Хасен Жасем Халфет says

              as I said IF that’s even true it at best shows he puts Israel before iran. not before Russia.

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