Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in Jerusalem, Israel, November 10, 2016. Sputnik/Pool/Dmitry Astakhov/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Image Credit: REUTERS

Occupied Jerusalem: Russian and Israeli leaders have declared themselves partners in a battle against global terrorism.

Dmitry Medvedev told his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, that terrorism threatens Israel in a “very unique way.” But Russia also suffers from terror with what he called “common roots,” he added at a meeting in Occupied Jerusalem on Thursday.

“This is why there is a need to fight terror together,” Medvedev said.

Netanyahu claimed the two countries, along with the United States and other nations, share a struggle against radical Islam and Daesh.

Netanyahu also said Israel would not allow Iran to turn neighboring Syria into a base of military operations. Both Russia and Iran have backed Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, but Israel has largely stayed out of the conflict.