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Russia Can Keep the Peace Between Israel and Iran

But following the hostilities over the weekend, does Putin want to?
Source: Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik Photo Agency / Reuters

There are still many unanswered questions about the reported incident with the Iranian drone in northern Israel last week, but two things should be clear. First, the 12-year-old lull between Israel and Hezbollah will come to an end if a new understanding about the rules governing conflict in this region is not reached. And second, Russia will need to help broker that new understanding.

As for the incident itself: Israel claimed that it shot down an Iranian reverse-engineered Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel drone

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