Netanyahu leaves cabinet meeting to speak to Putin, amid tensions with Russia

Tal Schneider is a Political Correspondent at The Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walked out of the cabinet meeting earlier and has spoken for 50 minutes with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a Netanyahu spokesperson tells The Times of Israel.

The call comes amid tension with Russia over its staunch anti-Israel stance in the war against Hamas, and after Moscow’s ambassador made scathing remarks against the Jewish state at the UN on Friday.

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