The Jerusalem Post: Days after Netanyahu vow, Russia rejects Israeli sovereignty over Golan10 October 2018 | 20:23 | FOCUS News Agency
“The status of the Golan Heights is determined by the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” Lavrov was quoted by Tass as telling reporters on Wednesday. “To change this status bypassing the Security Council, I think, would be a direct violation of these resolutions.”
This public disagreement over the future of the Golan comes following a setback in Israel-Russian ties triggered by last month's Syrian downing of a Russian intelligence plane – which Moscow blamed on Israel – and Russia’s decision to supply Syria with S-300 advanced anti-aircraft missile batteries that limit the IAF’s maneuverability in Syrian skies.
On Monday, Netanyahu – speaking at the dedication of a restored 1,500-year-old synagogue on the Golan Heights – said, “As long as it is dependent on me, the Golan will remain under Israeli sovereignty. Otherwise we will get Iran and Hezbollah on the banks of the Kinneret.”
Netanyahu added, “I know that [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin understands my commitment to Israel’s security, and I know he also understands the importance I attribute to the Golan Heights.”
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