Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has left a cabinet meeting to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone.
Details: The conversation lasted 50 minutes. There is no information on who has initiated the conversation.
The Russians have so far kept tight-lipped about the conversation.
The Times of Israel reported that this conversation took place amid tensions with Russia.
Two days ago, on 8 December, Russia's First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, called Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip "crimes against humanity" during a meeting of the Security Council.