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Israeli ambassador meets Russian top diplomat over Jewish Agency spat

Israel’s Ambassador to Russia Alex Ben Zvi has met in Moscow with Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov to discuss ongoing tensions over Russian moves to shutter the Jewish Agency in the country, according to Hebrew media reports.

Meanwhile, Walla’s Barak Ravid reports that the Israeli legal team currently in Moscow met earlier with representatives of the Russian Justice Ministry on the same issue, with no meaningful results coming out of the session.

Ravid cites an unnamed source in the delegation saying the team gets the impression the issue can only be solved diplomatically — i.e., it appears to be up to Vladimir Putin, not the justice officials.

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