By Raphael Ahren
Times of Israel
June 12, 2012
.Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories later this month, the Foreign Ministry confirmed Tuesday. Officials said Putinís schedule for the two-day trip has not been finalized but talks will likely focus on Iranís nuclear program and the ongoing violence in Syria.
Putin ó who began his third term as president last month, after having served for four years as prime minister immediately post an eight-year presidential stint ó is scheduled to arrive in Israel on June 25, where he will meet his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and other senior officials