Putin welcomes Netanyahu during their meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo residence. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Israel and Russia agreed Monday to coordinate military actions over Syria in order to avoid accidentally trading fire, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a visit to Moscow. Recent Russian reinforcements for Syrian President Bashar Assad worry Israel, whose jets have on occasion bombed the neighboring Arab country to foil suspected handovers of advanced arms to Assad's Lebanese ally Hezbollah. A former Netanyahu adviser said Israel was concerned that Russia's help for Assad in battling an insurgency now in its fifth year could create a de facto axis between Moscow, Iran and Hezbollah.Israel worries that top-of-the-line Russian military hardware being deployed in Syria could end up in Hezbollah's arsenal. U.N. human rights investigator Carla del Ponte said justice would catch up with Assad even if he remains in power under a negotiated end to Syria's war.The court would need to be established by the U.N. Security Council, which means it would run the risk of being blocked by China or Russia, two permanent members of the Security Council that have frequently vetoed U.N. resolutions critical of Assad.
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