Russia, like Turkey, is moving closer to the Arab League, which is demanding an end to military operations in Gaza and the opening of a humanitarian corridor.
An option supported by the European Union while Putin, who warned Netanyahu of his contacts with Iran, Egypt, Syria and the Palestinian authorities, will meet Xi Jinping this Wednesday.
The Kremlin, which is calling for an immediate ceasefire.
The situation is becoming tense and Israel appears to be at an impasse.
After the emotion, realpolitik regains its rights.