Netanyahu meets Anastasiades and Tsipras to advance gas-pipeline

Prime Minister Netanyahu travelled to Nicosia this morning, where he held a trilateral meeting with Cypriot President Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Tsipras. During their meeting, the three leaders discussed the advancement of a gas-pipeline that is planned to stretch from Israel through Cyprus to Greece. Netanyahu emphasized, ahead of the meeting, the significance of the gas-pipeline, that would in-effect link Israel’s vast gas-reservoirs to the continent of Europe, a move that will significantly boost Israel’s economy. The Israeli leader also raised for discussion the regional security challenges faced by Israel, including the increased aggression by the Islamic Republic, which has – among others – threatened to target Israel’s energy installations.

Meanwhile, PM Netanyahu will travel to Moscow tomorrow morning, where according to a Kremlin statement “He has been invited to attend a military parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.” Following the parade, the Israeli leader will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which Netanyahu is expected, among others, to reiterate Israel’s concerns regarding Iran’s entrenchment in Syria. The meeting is also expected to follow-up on a phone conversation the two leaders held earlier this week, during which Netanyahu and Putin discussed Iran’s nuclear program and the ongoing conflict in Syria.