Israeli diplomat Zvi Hefetz, replaced Dorit Golender on the post of the Ambassador of the state Israel in the Russian Federation, gave an interview to the newspaper «Moskovsky Komsomolets».
According to the diplomat, as a result of intervention in the Syrian conflict, Russia became a neighbor of Israel. He denied point of view, according to which the Russian intervention made the middle East more turbulence. «Welcome to our region», — said the Ambassador.
«Since Russia is at war against terrorism, let us hope that this struggle will succeed,» said Hafez, adding that Israel is going all out against terrorism, and the war of the terrorists against Israel is actually a war against all civilization.
The diplomat sidestepped the fact that Russia does not consider the terrorist groups Hamas and Hizbullah, however, recalled that both these groups seeking to destroy the state of Israel. He also noted that recent events in the region have brought the Jewish state and moderate Arab regimes.
Hefetz noted that Russia and Israel understand each other’s interests, contacts have been established both at the level of President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and at the level of the General staffs. This allows you to avoid unwanted incidents.
The Ambassador expressed hope to expand cooperation in the tourism industry, noting how the proximity of Israel to Sinai on climatic conditions and historical and cultural treasures of the country. According to him, the many points of contact allow you to calculate what the relationship is taken one step forward.