A delegation of Russian senators began a visit to Israel on Wednesday with a meeting at the Knesset to discuss the "joint struggle against terrorism and anti-Semitism."
The Russians senators are expected to meet their Israeli couterparts to discuss cooperation to "advance the two countries' mutual interests, security coordination and the situation in the Middle East in general, with an emphasis on the northern front."
The five senators serve on the foreign affairs committee and the committee on defense and security at the upper chamber of the Russian parliament.
They met Wednesday with the chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, MK Avi Dichter (Likud), and will meet during their two-day visit with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin and with a senior official in the National Security Council.
The senators are expected to tour the Old City of Jerusalem and Israel's northern border, where they will be briefed by senior military commanders.
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