Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a rare interview with Army Radio, declines to comment on the negotiations to release the Israeli woman held in Syria.
“We are working to save lives. I can just say I’m using my personal connections” with Russian President Vladimir Putin to secure her release, Netanyahu says.
Israel is “at the height of sensitive negotiations” on the issue, he says.
“I believe we will resolve it,” says Netanyahu.
The prime minister won’t confirm a report that says the woman is a formerly ultra-Orthodox woman from Modiin Illit.