The Russians have now formally confirmed earlier media reports that
following the Israeli air raid on Syria on Friday the Israeli ambassador
in Moscow was called in to the Russian Foreign Ministry to be handed a
stern lecture and a stiff protest.
An Israeli Air Force fighter jet releases flares during an acrobatics
display during a graduation ceremony in the Hatzerim air force base near
the southern city of Beersheba, Israel, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP/Ariel