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(BREAKING) "Russian PM say's free Israeli Soldier"

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posted on May, 11 2010 @ 09:15 PM
From a story in "Jerusalem Post".... snippet below, look's interesting...

"Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called on Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to free captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted a Kremlin spokeswoman as saying Tuesday.

The two met in Damascus on Tuesday evening after Russia’s president held talks with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, and added Moscow’s weight to a diplomatic push to ease antagonism between Israel and Syria.

During the meeting with Assad, Medvedev warned that Israeli-Arab tensions threatened to draw the Middle East into a new catastrophe."

BBC link too...

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posted on May, 11 2010 @ 09:25 PM
Now Russia want's peace.... troubling time's it seem''s all coming together....wonder what the next move will be?

Russia: Mideast tension could spark catastrophe
By ALBERT AJI (AP) – 7 hours ago

DAMASCUS, Syria — "Russia's president said Tuesday that Israeli-Arab tensions threaten to draw the Middle East into a new catastrophe, adding Moscow's weight to a diplomatic push to ease antagonism between Israel and Syria.

The Russian and Syrian presidents, meeting in Damascus, also affirmed ally Iran's right to develop a peaceful nuclear energy program, as world powers press for new economic sanctions to try to stop what they say is really a drive for an atomic weapons capability.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, whose country has been building up its influence as a Middle East mediator, pledged its assistance in pushing the region toward peace.

"Tensions in the Middle East threaten to lead to a new explosion or even a catastrophe," he said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Tuesday that Iran is trying to provoke a conflict between Israel and Syria.

"They are spreading falsehoods in order to escalate tensions, and it has no basis," he said during a tour of military installations near the Israel-Lebanon border. "We want stability and peace," he said, offering Syria peace talks without preconditions.

Last month, Israeli President Shimon Peres accused Syria of providing Scud missiles to Hezbollah militants in Lebanon and adding to an arsenal that the Iranian-backed Shiite militants say can reach all parts of the Jewish state. Syria denied the accusation and warned such talk seemed calculated to set the stage for military action.

Before Medvedev's visit, Peres' office said the Russian president agreed to deliver a message to Syrian President Bashar Assad seeking to ease the tensions.

At a joint news conference with Assad, Medvedev did not mention whether he had delivered a message".

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 09:36 PM
Yet another link to this story, and wondering whether Russia set's up peace deal.... 7 years then broken.... starting with Shalid's release???


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