Activists in Berlin stage picket condemning Obama’s foreign policyWorld January 19, 21:17
Russian regulator promises to respond to any US restrictions of RT channelRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 19, 21:09
FIFA: Over 82,400 ticket requests applied globally for 2017 Confederations Cup in RussiaSport January 19, 20:17
Russia stands for developing legal tool to fight cyber hooliganismRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 19, 20:00
Russia is developing advanced hypersonic weapons — ministryMilitary & Defense January 19, 19:50
Former USSR leader receives Lithuanian court’s summons as witness in case over 1991 eventsWorld January 19, 19:29
FIDE chief says he plans to seek US entry after President-elect Trump’s inaugurationSport January 19, 18:56
Russian economy minister: Results of 2016 demonstrated adjustment to cheap oil, sanctionsBusiness & Economy January 19, 18:44
Russia ready to welcome Trump at economic forum in St. Petersburg — first deputy PMBusiness & Economy January 19, 18:29
MOSCOW, January 11, /ITAR-TASS/. There will be no politician as Israeli ex-premier Ariel Sharon, State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Alexei Pushkov said.
“Sharon was Politician-General. This is the gone history of Israel and the Middle East,” Pushkov told Itar-Tass.
The time will not return when the former premier led the country and acted as a real general, the State Duma lawmaker said.
“There is the Palestinian Authority that several international organisations, including UNESCO, recognised as a state entity,” he said, adding, “I believe that Israeli politicians and leaders will be of ‘other kind’.”
Sharon “was a classic Israeli politician, who grew in the army, carved a military career and won praise among the Israeli population”, Pushkov said, adding that the ex-premier had supported the severest measures against Palestine for a long time although he took a more realistic position in the end of his rule.
“It was Sharon who called for withdrawing Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip and refused to build Israeli settlements there,” the lawmaker said.