Israeli President Shimon Peres said at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow today that Iran was a denied of the Holocaust and was planning a new one. He expressed hope that Russian and US President Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama would work on resolving the Iranian nuclear problem together, RIA Novosti reports.Peres said that Israel did not want Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.He also stated that Israel will try to make peace with Palestine.
Turkey is having a trial over 4 Israeli officers accused of murder of 9 Turks at the Freedom Flotilla in 2010 in Istanbul today, Kursor reports.The officers include Gabi Ashkenazi, former head of the General Staff, Eliezer Marom, former Commander of the Naval Forces of Israel, Amos Yadlin, former Chief of Military Reconnaissance, Avishayu Levi, Commander of an air squadron.Turkish prosecutors demand 18,000 years of prison for them. The charge sheet contains 144 pages.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that compensations to families of crew members killed at the Freedom Flotilla, apologies and lift of the Gaza blockade will remain the three conditions Israel will need to fulfill before normalizing ties with Turkey.Erdogan noted that not a single of them will be dropped out.
Parliament and the government of Israel is interested in developing cooperation with Azerbaijan and see Azerbaijan as its strategic partner in the South Caucasus, member of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) Alex Miller said on Wednesday at a meeting with Azerbaijani journalists, Trend reports.According to him, there are many good opportunities for cooperation between the two countries and simplification of the visa regime between the two countries, as well as the establishment of direct contacts between business people could make an important contribution in this regard.
Interview by Maria Sidelnikova. Exclusively to Vestnik KavkazaLess than a week is left ahead of the presidential elections in the US. At the moment, none of candidates has a significant advantage. According to the last data by YouGov, Barack Obama is supported by 48% registered American voters, Mitt Romney – 46%.
Israeli President Shimon Peres will become an honorary professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in Moscow on November 7, awarded by RAS President Yuri Osipov.Promoting Peres to professor has become the first decision of the RAS presidium after the summer break. Only 6 foreign leaders have got such award.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Daily Telegraph that Iran quit efforts to build nuclear weapons. Tehran processed over a third of 20%-enriched uranium (about 72 kg) into fuel for the research reactor, delaying the critical moment by 8-10 months.
Victor Baryudin, head of the section for engineering inspection of the Israeli Ministry for Energy and Water Resources, said that they planned to invite Azerbaijani specialists to extract hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean Sea, Trend reports.Israeli territorial waters have about 2800 billion cubic meters of gas reserves. The country plans to export gas to China, Japan and Europe.Israel consumes about 20 billion cubic meters of gas annually. It buys about 40% of the fuel in Azerbaijan. The Israeli government wants to open SOCAR petroleum stations.
The drone shot down in Israel belonged to the Hezbollah Movement in Iran, as stated by its leader Hasan Nasrallah.The sheikh noted that the drone was launched from Lebanon and passed the most sensitive areas of Israeli defenses. One of the most significant facilities photographed was the Dimona facility with the Israeli nuclear reactor.Ismail Kovsari, deputy head of the commission for national security of the Iranian parliament, said that the Eyub radical group sent the photos made by the drone to Iran.
Israeli Deputy Minister for Tourism Stas Misezhnikov said that the country may implement a visa-free regime for Azerbaijan to encourage more tourists to visit it, APA reports.Prices for accommodation will drop by 20% for tourists in the next years, the deputy minister adds. He noted that such initiative may also be realized for Russian and Ukrainian tourists.