Monday, January 29, 2018

Putin, Netanyahu Visit Jewish Museum

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday visited an exhibition “Sobibor: Victorious over Death” that opened at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow.

The Sobibor concentration camp (in Poland) was in operation from May 1942 to October 1943. According to various estimates, from 150,000 to 250,000 Jews from Poland and other European countries were killed in its gas chambers disguised as shower rooms. The camp ceased to exist after the prisoners’ uprising led by Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky.

Netanyahu came to Moscow for talks covering the Syrian conflict and Iran's role in the Middle East.

The two leaders on January 29 also discussed bilateral cooperation in trade and the cultural and humanitarian spheres, as well as "pressing international and regional issues" including the peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians and the situation in Syria, the Kremlin said.

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