The Russo-Israel detente


The Beslan attack on Russian schoolchildren is driving a Russian reappraisal of its historic antagonsm toward the Jewish state. The two nations have already agreed to collaborate on fighting Islamic terror. Now, in a move certain to warm Russian feelings towards Israel, comes news that surviving children will be flown to Israel for medical treatment, trhough funds supplied by the Michael Cherney Fund, which was created after the Dolphinarium suicide bomb attack, which killed 20 teenagers and wounded over 100 in 2001. The Fund also helped the victims of a May 2002 bombing in south Russia, where 10 children were killed and many more wounded.

Posted by Richard  9 9 04