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Russia said stalling on arrival of Israeli legal team

Left, Prime Minister Yair Lapid heads a  cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on July 17, 2022. Right, Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, July 1, 2021. (Abir SULTAN / POOL / AFP; Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Left, Prime Minister Yair Lapid heads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on July 17, 2022. Right, Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, July 1, 2021. (Abir SULTAN / POOL / AFP; Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia is not granting visas to allow an Israeli legal team to enter the country, Hebrew media reports.

The team, who were supposed to have departed from Tel Aviv yesterday, are part of the Israeli effort to convince Russia not to shut down the Jewish Agency.

“Russia is fighting a war of attrition against Israel,” Channel 12 quotes a senior official as saying.

The channel says Prime Minister Yair Lapid is trying to lower the profile of the dispute with Russia. Yesterday, he warned Moscow there would be consequences if they push ahead with the plan.

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