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February 16, 2012 12:03 pm
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Cyprus and Israel Forge Closer Ties, PM Netanyahu Says Iran Sanctions Not Working

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Chief Rabbi of Cyprus, Rabbi Arie Zeev Raskin meets the President of Cyprus Dimitris Christofias, 2008. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias signed a search and rescue agreement on Thursday.

According to the agreement, in the event of a disaster Israeli aircraft will be authorized to enter Cyprus’ airspace, and vice versa.

A similar agreement between the Jewish state and Turkey was revoked recently in light of heightened tensions between the countries.

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