Why Israel Shouldn't Burn Bridges With Putin Just Yet

Despite American attempts to pressure Israel on Ukraine, there is no reason why we should jeopardize our links with Putin for the token theatrical gestures that are U.S. policy.

The U.S. and the EU have revealed themselves as the coalition of the unwilling in the Ukrainian showdown with the smart power of Russian President Vladimir Putin. There is little appetite either in the EU or within the United States to ramp up the response to Russia's destabilization and partial annexation of its neighbor. This in turn has fueled the need to find a scapegoat for their show of impotence.