The Kremlin announced on Wednesday that Russian leader Vladimir Putin signed the pardon to free Israeli Naama Issachar from a lengthy prison sentence handed down over alleged possession of a small amount of contraband.

New rumors are floating around about renewed ‘negotiations,’ this time hosted not by France, not by Egypt, but by our newly found friend: Putin.

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for agreeing to return a tank from a battle in the 1982 First Lebanon war when Israel fought against Syria and Lebanon. After the war, Syria gave the tank to the Russian army and it later ended up in a Moscow museum.