Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of 32 international leaders who was singled out to receive a holiday greeting this week from Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with the leaders of the United States, China, Japan, India, Brazil, Germany, Kazakhstan, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and others.a message of support for the 51st anniversary of Fatah's first terror attack, from "First Secretary of the National Defense Commission, the First President of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Supreme Commander of the People's Army, Marshal Kim Jong Nam."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not make the list of those receiving Christmas and New Year’s greetings. In addition, neither the leader of Iran, nor any Arab country, was on the list put out by the Kremlin on Wednesday.
That wasn't the only nation to publicly congratulate Mahmoud Abbas on the terror anniversary. Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi also sent Abbas a congratulatory note.