Israel to erect Red Army memorial - what a change ? or is it iran ?

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  1. A.V.

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    Netanyahu tells Putin gesture to commemorate crucial role in victory over Nazis.

    Israel will erect a memorial commemorating the Red Army’s crucial role in the victory over the Nazis, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Russian Prime Minster Vladimir Putin at a photo opportunity before their meeting Tuesday.

    Netanyahu said the gesture, which he intends to move forward, is in honor of the 65th anniversary of the victory over the Nazis later this year. This move comes amid growing concern in Russia that their role and sacrifice in the victory over Nazism is increasingly being underplayed.

    Putin, saying that it was forbidden to forget the Nazi victims and that the Jews and the people of the former Soviet Union suffered more than anyone else at the hands of the Nazis, said he was currently in discussion with Moscow’s chief rabbi about the possibility of establishing a Holocaust museum in Moscow.


    Netanyahu said he hoped the memorial would be erected before Putin’s next visit to Israel, expected with the year, and that at the same time the Russian prime minister could also take part in the ceremony in which Russia would formally take over control of the Sergei courtyard in central Jerusalem.

    After saying that Israel and Russia would increase cooperation in a number of spheres, including technology, security and agriculture, Putin joked that he hoped the agricultural cooperation would add funds to Israel’s Agriculture Ministry so that it could quickly move out of its offices in the Sergei courtyard.

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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    may be our Israeli friends wake up late..............any way never too late :emot112:
     
  4. Ray

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    Is this gesture a message to the Americans that it takes two hands to clap?

    The US, of late, has not been too enthusiastic with Israel and instead has sided with the Palestinians.
     
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    It has always been underplayed. Look at the number of commemorations and movies dedicated to 6 million Jewish victims, yet not even half of that kind of commemoration for 26 million Soviet victims. Finally, Israel woke up. Better late than never.

    On a lighter note, a stand-up humour on World War II:
     
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  6. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Comparative military and human losses during WW II is at:

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  7. The Messiah

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    Only at face value...jews are still getting everything they want from usa.
     

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