JERUSALEM, Israel (CBN News) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made a whirlwind visit to Moscow on Saturday to assist in diplomatic efforts between Russia and Ukraine amid the ongoing war.
“I went there to assist in the dialogue between all parties, of course with the blessing and encouragement of all parties,” Bennett told his cabinet on Sunday.
“As we all know, the situation on the ground is not good. The human suffering is great and may be much greater if things continue on the current path.”
Bennett — Israel’s first Orthodox Jewish prime minister – made the trip to Moscow despite it being on the Sabbath. It is forbidden to travel on the Sabbath under Jewish law with the exception that the travel can save lives. Bennett gave few details about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin but said Israel will continue to help even if the chances of progress are small.