Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned Israel’s escalation at Al-Aqsa Mosque in a phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday, after Israel’s vote to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council strained ties between the two countries.
The two leaders also discussed negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, the Kremlin said, as well as “the problems of the Middle East settlement in the context of escalating tensions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.”
In the call, President Putin assured his counterpart that Russia will back the Palestinians on the international stage and condemned Israeli forces’ recent confrontation with Palestinian worshipers.
Sources in Ramallah told Haaretz that the Palestinian Authority is disappointed with the U.S. and European Union’s response to clashes last Friday in which at least 152 Palestinians were injured by Israeli riot police inside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
Suggested reading by Zia H Shah MD for the best understanding of what is and what is not anti-Semitism
My main suggestion to the open minded readers is to read on and in the words of Sir Francis Bacon, “Read not to contradict … but to weigh and consider.”
I believe that we have to seek theological, social, political and spiritual solutions to the Israel-Palestinian conflict: