Danger on Israel's Border: Why Israel's Netanyahu Keeps Meeting with Russia's Putin
- [Reporter] Following the meeting between
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
and Russian PresidentPutin, Israeli reports said
Russia was working toremove Iranian forces
from Israel's border with Syria.
It's the subject the Israelileader came to discuss.
- [Translator] It's not for you
that our focus is on Syria and Iran.
- Netanyahu has been working very hard
to try to keep openlines of communication.
Because Russian militaryforces are operating
just over the northernmountains of Israel in Syria.
And Israel doesn't have amilitary conflict with Russia
and it does not want amilitary conflict with Russia.
- [Reporter] Israel hasits redlines inside Syria.
- [Translator] Israel cannot allow
Iranian presence in Syria.
Of course, we will in noway allow the Iranian bases
or Hezbollah bases on the Israeli border.
That's why the dialogue withthe Russians is very important
and I really hope thatalso during these talks
between Trump and Putin thesesubjects will be addressed
and will be solved.
- [Reporter] The border continues
to present a challenge to Israel.
On Wednesday, Israel shot down a drone
that violated its airspace.
The IDF retaliated by hittingthree targets inside Syria.
And a top Iranian general has threatened
Israel's destruction fromjust across the border.
Today an international Islamicarmy has been formed in Syria
and the voices of the muslimsare heard near the Golan.
Orders are awaiting sothat the custom of god
vis-a-vis the eradicationof the evil regime will land
and the life of this regimewill be ended for good.
The life of the Zionist regime was never
in danger as it is now.
In the meantime, the Syrian army aided
by Russian air support isceasing strategic territory
from rebel forces in southern Syria.
A top Israeli intelligence group reports
Iranian troops are also in the fight
often wearing Syrian uniformsto disguise themselves.
All these boots on the ground threaten
Israel's northern border.
A key reason Prime MinisterNetanyahu will insist
Iran must leave Syria either on its own
or with help from the IDF.
Chris Mitchell, CBN News, Jerusalem.