Under Netanyahu, Israel’s Ukraine Policy Will Still Be ‘Made in Syria’

Under Netanyahu, Israel’s Ukraine Policy Will Still Be ‘Made in Syria’
Then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow, Russia, March 9, 2017 (AP photo by Pavel Golovkin).

The return of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister has raised the question of whether he will revisit Israel’s neutrality over the war in Ukraine. But he is unlikely to, for a simple reason: Israel fears that aligning against Russia in Ukraine would curtail its freedom to operate against Iranian forces and proxies in Syria.

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