Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a reception in honour of Russia's National Day in Jerusalem on Thursday. It was the first celebration by the Russian embassy in Israel of its national holiday in Jerusalem instead of in Tel Aviv. «We are pleased to be here for two reasons. First of all it is Russia's holiday and it is a holiday that is being dedicated and marked here in Jerusalem... Еще,» said Netanyahu. The Israeli premier also thanked President Vladimir Putin for his work combating anti-Semitism. The event took place in Sergei's Courtyard, a historic complex in the central Jerusalem known as the Russian Compound, and was hosted by Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov and his wife.