What Israel Stands to Gain – and Lose – From Bennett's Ukraine Russian Roulette

The Israeli prime minister's surprise weekend excursion to Moscow and Berlin on the Ukraine invasion may draw some frowns in Washington. But Bennett's eye was more likely on the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

Amos Harel
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Amos Harel

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pulled a trick on Saturday of the sort his predecessor was fond of, surprising all and sundry with a rapid visit to Moscow – on the Sabbath, no less. He became the first world leader to be received for a tête-à-tête with Russian President Vladimir Putin since his invasion of Ukraine began, mere days after Israel joined the UN resolution to condemn Russia.

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