Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, solicited a senior Israeli official in a bid to get then-President Barack Obama to ease pressure on his clients, the Russia-allied leaders of Ukraine.
Last Wednesday, Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, met with the Chairman of Israel’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee Mr. Avi Dichter. The meeting was also joined by other Israeli diplomats, including political party representatives and the Israeli ambassador to Russia.
Israel’s diplomatic ties with the world are flourishing in a way “that is unprecedented in the annals of the State of Israel,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday.
In an unprecedented initiative, 60 members of the European Parliament called on EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to stop EU funding and isolate the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott,Divestment and Sanctions) movement.