Israel & Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: The False Narrative of Israeli Neutrality

Israel & Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: The False Narrative of Israeli Neutrality

The nation is not ‘sitting on the fence,’ but is playing an important mediating role. 

Jerusalem — “We condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid said this week, during an official visit to Romania. “[The invasion] has no justification, and we call on Russia to stop the shooting and the attacks and solve the problems around the negotiating table.”

Additionally, Lapid said, “Israel will not be a route to bypass sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and other western countries.”

But Israel’s prime minister, Naftali Bennett, has been a bit vaguer in his messaging. He’s spoken about “solidarity with the people of Ukraine” and is careful not to mention Russia when he

Originally Posted on: https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/03/the-false-narrative-of-israeli-neutrality-in-russias-ukraine-invasion/
[By: Lahav Harkov

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