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April 7, 2016 9:50 am

Israeli President Asks Putin to Return Remains of Legendary Spy Eli Cohen

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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last month. Photo: Twitter.

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last month. Photo: Twitter.

President Reuven Rivlin asked Russian President Vladimir Putin, during their meeting in Moscow last month, to take advantage of his military presence in Syria in order to bring the remains of the legendary spy Eli Cohen to Israel for burial.

Israel hopes that the fact that the Russians are the main lifeline of the Assad regime, it would be easy for them — if they so wished — to persuade the Syrian president to end the historic affair.

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