Tsipras meets Netanyahu in Israel


One day after Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon met with his Greek counterpart Panos Kammenos in Athens, Greek leader Alexis Tsipras is expected in Israel on Wednesday for bilateral talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Talks between the two leaders are expected to focus on energy and security in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Tsipras will be accompanied by nine ministers.

Following the meeting on Wednesday, Tsipras and Netanyahu will both travel to Cyprus for a tripartite summit with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.

In comments made in Athens Tuesday, Israel’s defense minister called on Turkey to do more to fight ISIS (Daesh).

“Daesh enjoyed Turkish money for oil for a very, very long period of time. I hope that it will be ended,” Ya’alon said.

The Israeli official also accused Ankara of allowing “jihadists to move from Europe to Syria and Iraq and back, as part of Daesh’s terrorist network.”