Putin courts Jerusalem while cringing over U.S. bill
While Putin was visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority this week, a Senate Committee approved a bill to impose restrictions on Russian officials implicated in human rights abuses.
For years, Russia was considered strictly pro-Arabic. The situation has changed. Despite arms sales here and there in the Middle East, Syria seems to remain Russia's sole base - and it's slipping away along with Bashir Assad's regime. President Vladimir Putin has absolutely nothing against Israel (except for maybe not extraditing the former chiefs of the Yukos group who settled in Israel ). Putin sees many...
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