Israel won’t take any step that will anger either side, including not condemning Putin’s occupation of the Crimean peninsula.
'Russia cannot ignore calls for help in this matter and it acts accordingly, in full compliance with the international law,' Putin says.
Despite his repressive authoritarianism, his homophobia and his support for the worst regimes, Vladimir Putin is treated by Jewish leaders and the Israeli establishment as an ally it must not risk offending.
As the Crimean standoff continues, neither side looks ready to blink.
Ukraine's interim prime minister Asenyi Yatsenyuk fears Russia is planning to expand its operation and invade eastern Ukraine as well; EU freezes assets of top former Ukrainian officials.
European observers on way to Crimea; Kerry arrives in Kiev to offer U.S. assistance.
Haaretz's Anshel Pfeffer reports from the Crimean airbase where Russian troops fired over heads of unarmed Ukrainian soldiers.
Russian soldiers fire at unarmed Ukrainian soldiers trying to retake their aircraft captured by Russian special forces Monday.
U.S. suspends all military engagements with Russia over Ukraine crisis.
Despite graffiti attack on Crimean synagogue, local rabbi labels talk of anti-Semitism 'exaggerated.'