Israel-Russia relations amid Ukraine war

The Russia-Israel relationship, which was favourable until the invasion of Ukraine, is now a minor casualty of this war, in which Jerusalem has no direct self-interest. At first, Israel tried to avoid taking a position, but American pressure to condemn Russia’s policy proved too much, and Moscow countered in kind. Diplomatically, verbal blows are exchanged, with the Russian Foreign Ministry singling out Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid for an “aggressive” statement and blaming him for trying to distract attention from “one of the oldest unsettled conflicts,” namely - the Israeli-Palestinian one. But on the military side, Israel has refrained from helping Ukraine and Russia kept its co-existence with the Israel Defense Forces in Syria. What does it all add up to?

Join us from central Israel is Ms. Sophie Kobzantsev, Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies. Also joining us from Jerusalem is Professor. Zeev Khanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities, and Amir Oren, TV7 Editor at Large, Host of TV7 Watchmen Talk & Powers in Play.

Studio Jerusalem

Serien ger tittaren en djupare förståelse av aktuella händelser i Israel och Mellanöstern. Expertsamtalen leds av Jonathan Hessen, nyhetsankare på TV7 Israel News.
  • Första sändningen: 2022-04-26, Himlen TV7
  • Avsnitt nummer: 684
  • Längd: 30 min
  • Talade språk:
  • engelska
  • Översättningar:
  • finska, svenska