Tag Archives: Russia

“A Kremlin readout of the phone call made no mention of an apology, rather stressing that Russia and Israel shared the same commitment to preserving the memory of the Holocaust’

ALGEMEINER Putin Apologizes for Lavrov’s Holocaust Comments, Israeli PM’s Office Says Ben Cohen May 5, 2022 Israel said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had apologized to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for the widely-panned comments of his foreign minister, … Continue reading

Posted in Israel & Middle East, Jewish, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A new documentary about the making of #FiddlerOnTheRoof evokes wonder at our idealization of a past that wasn’t very nice

TABLET MAG Nostalgia for the Slaughterhouse Phyllis Chesler April 27, 2022 …Remember the wedding scene in Fiddler? Tevye is warned by a friendly, local official that he was ordered to disrupt, make a little trouble, nothing too serious … but … Continue reading

Posted in Jewish, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bennett message to #CNN’s #Amanpour: Stop lying

JPOST Bennett to CNN: Zelensky asked me to speak with Putin on Ukraine war Staff April 21, 2022 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to meet counterpart Vladimir Putin in Russia, Bennett said in a televised interview given … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Israel & Middle East, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Transferring ownership of the land could cause diplomatic trouble for Israel at a time when its Western allies have been sanctioning Russia over its invasion of Ukraine”

JPOST Putin demands Russia gain control of Jerusalem church as promised Lahav Harkov April 18, 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that Israel grant his country control of the Alexander Courtyard in Jerusalem as the previous Israeli government had promised, … Continue reading

Posted in Israel & Middle East | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Israeli officials turning blind eye to program run by group of former IDF soldiers; ‘We’re not only fighting for Ukraine, but for ourselves’

TIMES OF ISRAEL ‘No other option’: Israeli ex-commandos said to secretly train Ukrainian civilians Staff March 25, 2022 A group of Israeli ex-commandos has been training Ukrainian civilians at a secret facility in western Ukraine, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported … Continue reading

Posted in Israel & Middle East, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“The Cold War was not always cold, and the war in Ukraine repeats some of the patterns of that era”

AMERICAN PURPOSE Ukraine: The Return of the Cold War Michael Mandelbaum March 25, 2022 For twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, the world, and especially the United States, enjoyed a period of unprecedented peace. Preparations for great-power … Continue reading

Posted in Israel & Middle East, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Jewish Oligarchs: “Abramovich’s, Fridman’s, and Aven’s careers in Jewish philanthropy speak to a careful balancing act, permanently undone by Putin’s war”

TABLET MAG The Fate of Putin’s Jewish Oligarchs Armin Rosen March 22, 2022 …Russian oligarchs have become a part of the architecture of Jewish communal life, in the same way that they were accepted elements of the broader global economy … Continue reading

Posted in Israel & Middle East, Jewish, Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Unlike official Russia, Ukraine is an example of mourning and redemption done right”

TABLET MAG Ukraine and the Jews Bernard-Henri Levy March 13, 2022 Among the most disgraceful words Vladimir Putin has uttered since he began this war are his calls to “denazify” Ukraine. Because this story is far from finished, and because … Continue reading

Posted in Jewish, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Israel has done what it can to help its Arab citizens and other Arabs to whom it owes nothing to find safety in the conflict”

JERUSALEM POST Israel’s rescue of Arabs from Ukraine undermines oppression narrative David May March 12, 2022 The Russian invasion of Ukraine has given us an unexpected snapshot of the dueling realities and propaganda surrounding Israel. The truth: Israel has done … Continue reading

Posted in Israel & Middle East, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“To compare a case of squatters refusing to pay rent on land that isn’t legally theirs to Ukrainians facing a Russian military onslaught on their own soil, is both dumb and disgusting”

ALGEMEINER Media Outlets Use Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine to Attack Israel Sean Durns March 10, 2022 Ukraine is a 38-hour drive from Israel. The two countries are in different regions of the world. The newspapers who cover them do so … Continue reading

Posted in Israel & Middle East, Jewish, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment