Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to continue Netanyahu era policies on Syria, Minister Zeev Elkin said after the two leaders concluded a five hour meeting originally scheduled to last just two hours.
Israel has tacit Russian approval to operate against Iranian efforts of entrenchment in Syria despite the presence of Russian military personnel on the ground in that country and the cooperation between Moscow and the Assad regime in Damascus.
Bennett described the meeting as excellent.
"Russia is an important player in the region," Bennett said. "Putin and I discussed a wide range of topics ranging from his special relation with the Jewish people to how best to deal with fundamental Islam."
The prime minister who was set to return to Israel on Friday, will remain in Russia until Saturday evening.