Several years ago I was having a heated discussion with friends on the subject of Israeli-Russian politics. As was the case we felt that Russia was always biased towards Israel with examples of voting in the UN security council. But if you analyze the outcome nothing ever bad was done directly to Israel through Russia. Even the nuclear deal with Iran seems to go along at a real sloooooowwwww snail's pace. Then one of my friends looked at me slyly with a wink...and whispered...Putin was groomed as a mossad operative many years before entering the communist party. As Ripley used to say "Believe it or not"
Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian crossing Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
from the article: Respected Danish journalist admits 'I was a Mossad agent'