Old footage Viral As Putin neglecting Netanyahu in a recent summit

International Misleading

The Israel-Palestine conflict has entered a phase of heightened intensity, marked by escalating tensions and violence. Concurrently, relations between Israel and Russia are deteriorating, evident in Russia’s public condemnation of Israel’s recent attacks on the Gaza Strip. This downturn in relations underscores a significant shift in geopolitical dynamics, with Russia taking a more critical stance toward Israel’s actions in the region.

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Social Media Posts say Russian President Putin neglected Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in a recent international summit, as shown in a viral video.

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Fact Check

Original Context: The video in question dates back to 2020 and depicts an event from the World Holocaust Forum held in Israel. The original video can be watched here

 Before the event, Putin spent time with Netanyahu and his wife, and during the summit, he was seen interacting with Israeli President Rivlin. Furthermore, Putin later gave a speech and hugged Netanyahu, indicating a cordial relationship between the two leaders. (Watch the 7th minute of the below video)

It’s important to note that the event is not recent and does not reflect current diplomatic relations between Israel and Russia.

Recent Developments: Regarding recent developments, while Russia has criticised Israel’s military actions in the Gaza Strip during the recent escalation of the Israel-Hamas conflict, and a new Israeli ambassador to Russia has expressed disagreement with Russia’s stance on the issue; these tensions do not directly relate to the misinformation surrounding the viral video.

Overall, while Israel and Russia have had varying relations in the past, recent events surrounding the Gaza conflict have led to criticism and disagreements between the two countries. However, the claim regarding Putin neglecting Netanyahu at a recent summit is misleading.

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Title:Old footage Viral As Putin neglecting Nethiniyahu in a recent summit

Written By: Kalana Krishantha 

Result: False

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