The Right Coast

September 06, 2004
The Long Term Effects of Beslan
By Mike Rappaport

Will Beslan change geopolitical alliances? According to the Jerusalem Post:

The terrorist outrage in Beslan forged a greater solidarity between Russia and Israel but did not erase fundamental policy differences, Israeli diplomatic officials made clear Monday following the visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said he told Lavrov that Israel now expects Russia not to support a Palestinian resolution at the United Nations on the fence issue later this month, which calls for sanctions against Israel. Russia voted against Israel on this issue when it was brought to the General Assembly in July.