Wednesday Israel's foreign minister said that Benjamin Netanyahu's summit with the Palestinian and American leaders was a victory itself. The summit took place even though Israel rebuffed demands to freeze settlement in the West Bank. Netanyahu met in New York on Tuesday with President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It was Netanyahu's first meeting with Abbas since the prime minister came to power in March, but peace negotiations have not officially resumed and there was no obvious progress.
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia