JRL NEWSWATCH: “Israel and Russia Agree to Remove Iranian Forces From Syrian Border, Report Says; Israel reportedly gets ‘green light’ to strike Iranian targets as long as it does not endanger Syrian regime. Report follows call between Netanyahu and Putin, meeting between Israel’s defense chief and Russian counterpart” – Haaretz (Israel)/

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“Israel and Russia have reached an understanding on pulling Iranian forces out of southern Syria, the London-based Asharq al-Awsat reported …. reached after … Netanyahu spoke to … Putin … [by] telephone, while Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman had held talks with his Russian counterpart. … the sides [reportedly] agreed it was necessary to remove Iranian forces from southern Syria and allow Israel to freely attack targets it deems a threat – on the condition that these are not sites tied to the regime Partial Map of Portions of Northern Israel, Golan Heights, Syria, Lebanonof Bashar Assad, which Russia supports. * * *  The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said … Iranian advisers and Hezbollah … will be withdrawing from the southern regions of Daraa and Quneitra near the Golan Heights. … * * * The change in Russia’s position has become clearer since Israel’s May 10 military clash with Iran in Syria and amid Moscow’s concerns that further Israeli moves would threaten the stability of … Assad’s regime.”

[Among other points, the article also described Russian media raising the prospect that the Kremlin wants Russian military police in Syria in some proximity to Israel.]

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