Mired in Ukraine, Russia Swaps Out Its Forces in Syria for Iranians

Moscow also seems to be losing patience with Israel and its airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria – so Israel might have to pick up the pace

A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
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Israel’s vote with the United States on suspending Russia from the UN Human Rights Council and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s accusations about Russian war crimes produced two furious responses last week. The Foreign Ministry in Moscow released an unusually harsh statement calling Lapid’s remarks “a poorly camouflaged attempt to take advantage of the situation in Ukraine to distract the international community’s attention from one of the oldest unsettled conflicts – the Palestinian-Israeli one.”

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