Prime Minister Bennett says inaction could lead to ‘total destruction' of Ukraine
March 4, 2022 — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Thursday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could lead to the “total destruction” of the nation if nothing is done to stop the Kremlin’s military actions.
Israel joins UN General Assembly vote as 141 nations condemn Russia
March 3, 2022 — The UN General Assembly voted on Wednesday to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an effort supported by 141 nations, including Israel, one of 96 co-sponsors of the resolution.
Israeli, Jewish leaders condemn Russian destruction of Kyiv Babi Yar memorial
March 2, 2022 — The memorial commemorates the massacre at Babyn Yar (also called Babi Yar) that took place in September 1941, when German Nazis killed nearly 40,000 Jews in a two-massacre at the Babi Yar ravine near Kyiv.
Israel eases citizenship requirements for Ukrainian Jews following Russian invasion
March 1, 2022 — More than 10,000 Ukrainians have contacted the Jewish Agency since the invasion began last week. Approximately one-third of those contacting the agency have asked for help to immediately move to Israel.
Former US ambassador to Israel says Biden was wrong to reverse Trump energy policy
February 28, 2022 — The ambassador argued the EastMed pipeline would have cut off Putin’s control of Europe instead of giving him more influence in the region. “What does that mean? It emboldens Putin. He knows that he has the resources to continue to prosecute this war for as long as he wants, and that’s very dangerous,” Friedman added.
Israel welcomes US Republican leaders
February 25, 2022 — Bennett expressed his gratitude for the support of the Republican leaders, emphasizing the importance of working together with members of both American political parties in the days ahead. The delegation, sponsored by AIPAC, offered an important face-to-face meeting in the months leading up to critical midterm elections among House members in the US.
Israel, world leaders condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
February 24, 2022 — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said today that “Russia has vilely attacked us” and that the country “is defending itself and will not give up its freedom, as they think in Moscow. For Ukrainians, their independence and right to live on their own land freely is the highest value.”
Israeli Embassy in Ukraine moves staff to Lviv
February 23, 2022 — Also of concern are up to 200,000 Ukrainian Jews. Israel is currently siding with the US in sanctions against Israel, and has yet to make moves that would encourage such a large population to flee Ukraine. However, Israel certainly has strong concerns for the nation’s Jewish population, with much speculation about efforts to assist Ukrainian Jews if Russia’s invasion escalates.
Antisemitic materials distributed in same city as recent Texas synagogue attack
February 22, 2022 — Similar antisemitic materials have reportedly also been distributed in multiple communities in Texas and California, as well as in Miami and in Denver. The flyers included in the material associate the COVID-19 pandemic as the fault of Jews. The bags in which the flyers are distributed also usually include small stones, according to the reports.
US House Republicans push to stop Biden’s Iran agreement plans
February 18, 2022 — The actions by Republicans also seek to show the Biden administration as weak on Iran, along with other foreign policy actions, as the nation looks to vote in the midterms. Along with Biden’s controversial military departure from Afghanistan and struggles to address Russia’s troop buildup along Ukraine’s border, Democrats appear to have no answers to deal with the realities of Iran as it seeks to find a political win on the issue.
Canadian leaders blast Prime Minister Trudeau’s ‘swastika’ remark to Jewish lawmaker
February 17, 2022 — "Conservative Party members can stand with people who wave swastikas, they can stand with people who wave the Confederate flag," Trudeau said. "We will choose to stand with Canadians who deserve to be able to get to their jobs, to be able to get their lives back. These illegal protests need to stop, and they will," he added.
February 16, 2022 — He who defines the terms controls the debate. Putin has defined all the terms on the chessboard. All the other players have surrendered to him as King Putin. Perception is reality. It's not necessarily truth.