Haaretz’s veteran intelligence and strategic affairs analyst Yossi Melman joins host Simon Spungin to discuss Israel’s continued sale of weapons and ammunition to Azerbaijan, which is engaged in a bloody conflict with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region in of the South Caucasus.
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Amid shifting and cynical regional alliances, how has Israel found itself on the same side of this conflict as Turkey? What role should the Holocaust play in Israel’s relations with the Armenian people, themselves the victims of genocide? And are there any regimes to which Israel won’t sell weapons?
We also discuss the coronavirus crisis, as Israel finds itself – possibly – between lockdowns; the renewed protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is due to go on trial in December for corruption; and the ongoing process of normalization process between Israel and several Arab and Muslim states.
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