Israel-Russia ties strong despite Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in a joint news conference in Moscow’s Kremlin, Nov. 20, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

Often, at least among Americans, what we believe to be true turns out to be incomplete or incorrect. This is a common human trait. Depending on our politics and/or religion, we disagree with neighbors and strangers on a variety of subjects.  TruthRussia and Israel usually generate much interest among us. Here is an analysis of Israeli-Russian ties at present.  Fr. Orthohippo

Israel-Russia ties strong despite Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s call for a “reality check” in the Middle East peace process and Kerry’s upcoming April 9 meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in Washington have re-energized speculation about whether Washington will intensify, or take a step back, from its efforts to broker a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.

SummaryPrint Both Israel and Russia value their growing strategic relationship.
Author Paul J. Saunders Posted April 7, 2014

Translator(s)Ezgi Akin

Yet, Israel’s evolving relationship with Russia — recently highlighted in the Netanyahu government’s decision not to vote on a March 27 UN General Assembly resolution on the situation in Crimea — has received considerably less scrutiny.

Of particular interest is just how unified Israel’s large Russian-speaking population really is and whether Russia’s annexation of Crimea could expose serious rifts in a community united by language but not by nationality.

Israel was far from alone in refusing to support the General Assembly resolution on Crimea, which did not actually criticize Russia’s annexation (or even refer to Russia’s actions) but instead urged “all states to desist and refrain from actions aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine” and called upon “all states, international organizations and specialized agencies not to recognize any alteration of the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.”

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