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Putin: Russian, Syrian Forces Recovered Body Of Missing Israeli Soldier

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin revealed on April 4 that the body of missing US-born Israel soldier, Zachary Baumel, was recovered by Russian and Syrian forces.

“It is important that his family can place a wreath on his grave,” Putin said alongside Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived in Moscow earlier, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The Israeli PM thanked Putin and revealed that he asked for Russia’s help to find the remains of several missing Israeli soldiers in Syria two years ago.

“I am always pleased to be here, but it is especially meaningful today because you have recognized the supreme value of bringing a soldier home for burial,” Netanyahu said.

Baumel and two other Israeli soldiers, Yehuda Katz and Tzvi Feldman, went missing during the battle of Sultan Yacoub on June 10 of 1982. In the course of the battle, Baumel’s tank was captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), that killed and injured dozens of Israeli service members back then.

A day earlier, the Israeli military announced that the remains of Baumel were recovered from Syria in in a complex and secret operation known as “Operation Bittersweet Song.” A spokesman for the military had said that a third country was involved in the operation. However, he didn’t reveal that the country was Russia.

After holding a brief meeting with Putin, Netanyahu headed to the headquarters of Minister of Defense of Russia where an official ceremony was held in the honor of Baumel. Netanyahu will bring back the remains of the Israeli soldier with him today.

Putin: Russian, Syrian Forces Recovered Body Of Missing Israeli Soldier

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a ceremony for Staff Sgt. Zachary Baumel in Russia, April 4, 2019.Kobi Gideon / GPO

Putin: Russian, Syrian Forces Recovered Body Of Missing Israeli Soldier

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a ceremony for Staff Sgt. Zachary Baumel in Russia, April 4, 2019. Ali Hashem/ Twitter

Before leaving, the Israeli PM will hold a second meeting with the Russian President. According to the Jerusalem Post, the two leaders will discuss the situation in Syria, where their forces are coordinating their actions.

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  • Gregory Casey

    “the two leaders will discuss the situation in Syria, where their forces are coordinating their actions.”
    Since when are Israel & Russia Allies in Syria? Last I heard, Israeli Air-Force is bombing Syria where Russia is supposed to be providing support to Syria and where Russian Servicemen were killed as a result of Israel Air Force attack.
    Who is codding who?

  • Pia

    I do not like it and do not want to see, that Russian leaderis on a good terms with killers.

    • Astrid Watanabe

      This is new to me too.

  • Sean

    More proof that Russia and Israel are friends rather than enemies.

    • MikeH

      It is well known that Russia works for its own interests first and attempts to maintain friendly relationships with everyone. Syria-Israel-Lebanon-Jordan-Turkey is a good example and so is India-Pakistan-China. This is why their soft power grows.

      • **رآجّـيةّ آلَفُـردٍوٌسِ* * #

        US and Israel should help to reunite Sunni muslims into strong Caliphate force. Then i promise you that Europe, Russia and England will burn into ashes. https://youtu.be/P3O9d7PsI48?t=53

        • Free man

          Your provocation is too transparent.

    • gustavo

      Yes, despite Israel planned the Li-20 and Georgia-Russia problem.

      • jorge

        We must take care with strategy of sons of a bitch, as you know. The question is: who is the son of a bitch? Well, History will answer.

        • Redadmiral

          History is a chronicle of lies, written to appease and flatter the ruling hegemon.

          • jorge

            History is a fight, as everything else, as would said Heraclitus of Ephesus or Anaximander.

    • Sinbad2

      Yes Russia should be more like America, and hate everyone.

  • sam_koll

    What business did Israeli soldiers have to be in Syria in the first place?????? Their blood is on Netanyahu and Israeli leader’s hands for sending them there ,and now crying crocodile tears over them. AND how many untold Syrians were murdered by those same Israelis??? But why let reality get in the way of a good photo op,eh Bibi?

    May God judge the evil doers.

    • J Ramirez

      They had to make sure ISIS got proper training for use of there weapons and terrorist tactics ;}

      • **رآجّـيةّ آلَفُـردٍوٌسِ* * #

        ISIS and Israel may be great friends in the future: Both are strict monotheists, strive for own survival in vast sea of disbelievers and both are real states. Islamic and Jewish states. Israel helped the muslims and thats enough to know who is our friend and who is not.

        Narrated by Ahmed Masoud Ammari:
        Oh you who have believed, what is the matter with you that, when you are told to go forth in the cause of God, you adhere heavily to the earth? Are you satisfied with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But what is the enjoyment of worldly life compared to the Hereafter except a very little.

        • Pork

          Ain’t nobody got time for that sh*t!

        • Concrete Mike

          Hah innthe future…how about from the start. IDIOT

        • Nowruz

          Screaming, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala or Allahu Akbar before killing yourself wont allow you in Jannah. Surat An-Nisā’, verse 29. I can’t wait until you and your friends end up in Jahannam.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            It also shows the Jew hold over Russia. All this song and dance for a ugly Zionist war criminal killed in the illegal and murderous invasion of Lebanon which gave rise to Hezbollah. Also exposes how Jews control Russia via their slave Putin. This disgusting theater of the absurd should be a reminder to all decent people about the hypocrisy of Russia and its disdain for Arabs. Has the retarded Jew pimp Putin conducted a mass ceremony at the Kremlin for the victims of Sabra and Shatilla? or the Palestinians and Arabs who are killed daily by Zionists in Palestine, Gaza and Syria?

    • Leif Manson

      The IDF soldier was killed during the invasion of Lebanon in 1982.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        In which 14,000 Lebanese and Palestinian civilians were killed By Zionist scum. No one is marching for them in the Kremlin in a draped casket? not even for the dead Russians killed by Zionists in Syria. Putin is more disgusting than any Zionist pig so far.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/479203d1b3ea1d6f5056d0a573b2965cae5e35db78d792217a5e72fd0d2b400f.jpg

        • Free man

          The Syrians know that they have a state today only thanks to Mr. Putin.
          He will determine the future of Syria, not disgruntled trolls like you.

    • **رآجّـيةّ آلَفُـردٍوٌسِ* * #

      The procession of light is calling us https://videopress.com/v/zh4a01Vz?at=53

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Russians have sunk to new lows of being complete shameless arseholes and slaves to the Jews. This Zionist vermin was killed in Lebanon is a ambush by the SAA pink panthers (special forces” and buried in some shithole in Syria which he deserved for invading another country and killing Lebanese women and children. The shameless disgusting Jew slave Putin did not even acknowledge the 15 Russians killed by Zionists in the downing of IL-20 in Syria and is making such a pathetic and shameful song and dance for one ugly Zionist war criminal who died 40 years ago. Are Russian and Arab lives meaningless? Putin is real Jew pimp and far worse than any Americunt Zionist arse kisser. The real Russians should get rid of this Jew patsy Putin.

  • paul ( original )

    It does look like Russia goes out of its way to please Israel. Do the Russians have no memory? Is it not just a few months since Israel was responsible for the deaths of some twenty Russia soldiers? To me the Russians appear to have no honour and too little self respect and dignity.

    • Sean

      The Israels’ themselves admit they don’t place all their eggs in one basket, the US isn’t their only minion who caters to their interests.

      https://youtu.be/fLfCd_6g41k?t=30

      David Sheen on the Chabad-Lubavitch: https://www.haaretz.com/misc/writers/WRITER-1.4968767

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjJRzgR_biI&feature=youtu.be

      • Free man

        Putin is a very wise leader, he acts only in accordance to the interests of Russia. He doesn’t need you to explain to him what’s right for Russia.

    • jorge

      That one of the ‘To me’ that’s may be because you are an anglo saxon, no?

      • Xoli Xoli

        Not Russia Putin look like he also wants to be a gay since he has no wife.He is on semen driven cause.

        • jorge

          Go fight, Xoli Xoli, be a man! Not a vomit. Go die for some Xoli Xoli thing!

          • Xoli Xoli

            Thank you I will.

    • Free man

      Putin is a very wise leader.
      I am certain that Russia will be rewarded for this human deed.

  • Sean

    That trouble maker’s body deserves no burial, the same is true for the mummified bodies of Lenin and Mao which deserve no burial along with their mausoleums torn down and an equivalent of a holocaust museum in their place in tandem with a complete denunciation of the Communist ideology and its deceitful founders.

    • David Price

      Why kind of drivel is that, was Mao and Lenin in attendance? We have enough of Israels exploitation of the Holocaust..Let the victim’s rest in peace.
      A decent and Human deed by Russia, hopefully Israel and DC can learn from Russia.

      • Sean

        I mean to honour the memory of the victims of Communism with something that is similar to a Holocaust museum replacing their mausoleums and cremating the corpses of those dictators.

        • David Price

          No Seán, you know communist Russia won WW2. At a huge cost too. Regardless the Russian federation has moved on.

          • Sean

            By moving on, you mean reminding people every week, month and year of what had occurred in a one-sided fashion?

            Yes they won the war, I don’t deny that. What is troubling however is how they go out of their way to silence open debate on subjects that threaten the stability of the globalist hierarchy that took over the world 70-100 years ago, as well as deliberately misrepresenting their opponents and preserving the lies of WW2 and the holocaust by violating people’s rights to freedom of speech. It is also illegal to question the Red Army’s actions during WW2.

            When it is illegal to question even one aspect of the Holocaust, why not make it illegal to deny any of the following historical events, some of which surpass the holocaust in terms of brutality (if the official version were impeccable without any holes) and lives lost? If you’re going to have a holocaust museum in every white majority country, there might as well have a holdomor museum next to it.

            – The Armenian genocide that happened in the two years after world war 1 (happened after the Jews overthrew the Ottoman Empire);

            – The Ukrainian holodomor among other bestial acts of mass genocide throughout the Soviet Union;

            – The murder of several million Germans by the allied countries of America, Britain and Soviets following WW2 (if this were justified, then so would the holocaust);

            – The genocides carried out under the Maoist ‘Cultural Revolution’ and the ‘Great Leap Forward’ (this is illegal to criticize or even acknowledge in China for that matter);

            – The Cambodian genocide under orders from Pol Pot.

          • David Price

            Chat later my friend I apologise

      • Sean

        Did you know that Jews were clamouring on about 6 million Jews and the Holocaust more than 100 years before world war two? There’s a strange ‘prophecy’ in their religion combined with gematria (numerology) that six million ‘impure’ Jewish souls must perish in a ‘holocaust’ before they can return to Israel.

        Atrocities Committed by Cheka and NKVD: https : //imgur. com/ a/rQkLl8c

        Drawings from the Gulag: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Brutal%21+Drawings+from+the+Gulag

        Shadow of Hermes: https://archive.org/details/InTheShadowOfHermesTheSecretsOfCommunism2009

        Who Murdered 66 Million in Russia?: https://archive.org/details/WhoMurdered66MillionRussians_201809

        https://silenceofmind.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/stalin-genocide.jpg

        • Albert Pike

          The missing sixth letter Vav… an old story which has been tried many times, and is always good for many variations:

          ‘A controversial ultra-Orthodox rabbi based in New York has said that’fewer that one million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, claiming most of those counted among the usually cited figure of six million were not Jewish according to rabbinical law.’
          https://www.timesofisrael.com/ny-rabbi-not-even-1-million-jews-killed-in-holocaust/

    • Redadmiral

      Get a grip Sean. Pull your blinkers off and look at what the Oligarchs of Capitalism have been up to for these past 250 years. 2 million Irish starved to death between 1845 and 1850, with another 2 million transported to America and Australia as indentured labour. Across the Atlantic it is estimated 20 million of the indigenous population also died. Around the same time the British Oligarchs were also busy in India where roughly 35 million died, again of starvation. India at that time were exporting roughly 30% of its manufactured goods when the Brits were finished that had diminished to 2%, they also decimated the home economy, reducing indigenous economic activity by almost 80%. As Lord Sailsbury stated at the time “If India is going to be bled, let us use the lancet where the blood is most congealed” Let’s not forget Gen. Curtis LeMay who declared “we will bomb them back into the stone age”, as his A/F dropped 7.5 million tons of ordinance on North Vietnam which is equal to over 300 Atom Bombs, the type dropped on Japan. On and on I could go………………..

  • Garga

    Indeed a very dangerous and complicated intelligence operation, loading a casket in Moscow and ferry it to Tel Aviv.

    As much as I don’t want to believe it, It looks like a gift to Netanyahu a few days before elections.

    I know the Russia’s official stance on the recent Trump move on Golan. What I’d like to know is whether president Putin said anything about it.
    The simple answer to dismiss this curiosity is that his stance is one and the same as the foreign ministry. But it’s not my question. Did he personally say anything about it?
    I’d appreciate if Russian speakers point me to an article or footage.

    Another unrelated question. Does anybody here understand [informal, rural] Georgian?

    • BL

      My question is why would Syria aid such an operation? I get the humanitarian aspect of it but why would they need to make it public at a time when Israel is publicly trying to annex part of Syrian lands. What good is supposed to come out of this for Syria?

      • Free man

        In my opinion, the answer is that Putin is trying to bring Syria closer to Israel. Because Putin wants Israel’s help in stabilizing the situation in Syria. And now everyone knows that Israel owes Assad.

        • BL

          Sorry but I didn’t want Jews to respond with their delusions.

          • Free man

            I guess you didn’t like my answer (-;
            Apparently your mullah regime will not like it either, but that is the forming reality in Syria.

        • Astrid Watanabe

          Now i am going to puke.

          • Free man

            Sometimes reality is hard to swallow (-;

      • Astrid Watanabe

        This is what is written in sana.sy Media Source: “Syria has no clue about an Israeli soldier’s remains, if any, it proves involvement of terrorists with Mossad. The source added that there is not any information about the whole matter and whether there are remains or not.”
        That was from this morning.

        • Free man

          So do you think Putin lied?

      • Sinbad2

        Politics, perhaps it suits Syria and Russia to have Netanyahu remain in power.
        If Netanyahu loses the election, someone who isn’t so easily bought might win?

    • John Whitehot

      “What I’d like to know is whether president Putin said anything about it”

      What Russia said is that it’s a move towards war. It was on RT for half week or so.

  • zman

    Dear Bibi…Here is the election saving PR stunt you asked for. Good luck in your re-election….Vladimir. I’m going to puke.

    • Sean

      He’ll probably win the next election if he decides to run again.

      • Xoli Xoli

        Body if he collect dead israeli dead body troffies.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Zionist scum killed 15 young Russians in one go in Syria and this bastard Putin did not even utter a word against his master Nutter Yahoo, let alone honor them with any dignity at the Kremlin. But for one Jew war criminal Putin the bastard has put a song and dance worthy of Hollywood at the Kremlin. The whole Russian military top brass is saluting a dead Zionist war criminal from 40 years ago who perished in a illegal war against Lebanon that killed and maimed thousands of Palestinians and Lebanese civilians, mostly women and children. As if Arab and Russian lives don’t matter.

  • chris chuba

    In the first press release Netanyahu was quite willing to take credit for it …

    “Lt. Col. Conricus said that the body of Baumel was recovered in a complex and secret operation known as “Operation Bittersweet Song.” The intelligence service of an unnamed country participated in the operation, that was led by the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate”

    Granted, the Times of Israel did later give credit to the Russians but this does show you the character of Netanyahu and should put in context his presentations before the U.N.

  • Free man

    It seems that Putin very much wants Netanyahu to win the elections.
    There is a very strong alliance between the two.

  • jorge

    Zios, give up of the Golan, you’ll be all killed!

  • jorge

    People here seems to be a little confused about the Russians intentions and goals.

  • Wraith

    IDF used F-35’s to strike Aleppo weapons stroage last week!
    Syrian S-300’s were USED to target them, but FAILED to shoot down any F-35!
    Either F-35 is too stealthy for a radar missile lock, OR
    F-35 has the most advanced ECM electronic warfare suite known to mankind

    • Free man

      The Syrians S-300 weren’t used.
      At first the Syrian media reported that there were explosions in Aleppo area, they didn’t know the source of the explosions. Only after more than half an hour, that is, after the planes were no longer in the area, the Syrian media reported, in order to save face, that the Syrian anti-aircraft forces had shot down Israeli missiles.

    • Gregory Casey

      No they (Israelis) did not use F-35’s. They deployed the F-161 operating at between 60,000 and 80,000 feet. The photos released by Israeli Air Force show minimal damage done to 2 empty warehouses, both of which were under construction. Moreover it is clear that no more than 3 – 4 mini missiles reached their targets with multiples shot down by Syrian Air-Defenses that did NOT deploy the S-300 system. The only system available for use was the S-200 and it’s not even clear that that system was deployed against the F-161.

    • Xoli Xoli

      Russian jammers cunt detect Israel systems.Thats what Satanyahu told Putin after killing Russian spy plane officers.

  • Rafik Chauhan

    Syria Iraq iran lebnon and yemen and may be turkey has to form their own security pack. instead of relaying on either Russia or anybody else. bcuz all EU and west and Russia they look for their own intrest first . they don’t care about muslim and islam Dying or living. And the biggest Enmy of muslim and islam is Alsaud GCC family and US and Israel.

    • Gregory Casey

      I wholeheartedly agree with you

    • Xoli Xoli

      Not Turkey.

  • Taz T

    What is Israel offering Putin? bombing of Syria to return the favour.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Israeli soldiers were in Syria because? Bittersweet because they need not have died if their government hadn’t abused their service by ordering them into illegal, aggressive military action.

  • Xoli Xoli

    It was good that Israeli pig was killed for suppressing and terrorizing arabs and muslims.I hope cunt Israelis dies.Buying face with Putin does not mean you can come back and bomb left and right.Your ugly Israeli wire mothers will cry.

  • Taz T

    Why is Putin honouring the Israeli aggressor?

    • Xoli Xoli

      If you hit Satanyahu in the stomach Putin will fall out from Bibi’s ass.

    • jorge

      Good Zio question.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Block that cunt Satanyahu from Russia.Let him visit Putin at Siberian home.Russia is not Putin or Putins girlfriend. Russia will destroy any Syrian attack from Israel.Satanyahu was send by USA spoke man to come and check Russian reaction after Thaad USA messiles installation in Israel.Stupit face buyer instead of canceling meeting sees this Israel slaughtered just to appear in Camera.Hands off Syria Putin and your best friend in crime Satanyahu take your reconstruction centers to Crimea. Or Japan.Putin kills Syria silently.Putin apply to Syrian rule and demand or take your smart one sided attack jets and useless oil containers called missile systems and fokof to Sochi.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Let those long face Israeli wore mothers cry.thinking Israelis are more important then other human beings.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Putin is a Israel Trump infected virus full floppy drive.Obama start ignoring Putin just because he wants favors from USA for delaying suffering of a attack country by USA and getting benefit from NATO countries.Putin openly buy face with Erdogan and Satanyahu to be remembered by Trump.Futsek Putin Futsek.Tel Macrone to stop oppressing France people.Any tear gas against France civilians France will attack call a urgent useless one sided UN meeting.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Who cares about that roden cops.Did Syria recover Golan heights from Trump and Satanyahu.That cheap israel prostitutes body was enjoyed already by worms.Please get serious.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    why this is news and who really give a sh*t?

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    How about Israel return the living children’s bodies Israel is holding captive all this time?