PODCAST: Why Is Israel Arming Azerbaijan Against Armenia? Listen to Yossi Melman

Israel's cynical policy of 'Sell, sell, sell' to has created strange regional bedfellows and strained traditional alliances. PLUS: Is Israel merely between lockdowns?

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An Azeri protester holds a sign as she takes part in a demonstration in Istanbul on October 4, 2020, in support of Azerbaijan in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.
An Azeri protester holds a sign as she takes part in a demonstration in Istanbul on October 4, 2020, in support of Azerbaijan in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP
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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.

Recommended related reading:

As Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Expands, Israel-Azerbaijan Arms Trade Thrives / Yossi Melman

Israel Is Unraveling, but We Won’t Go the Way of the Crusaders / Yossi Melman

'I’m Jewish and Armenian. Israeli Weapons Are Killing My People' / Lara Setrakian

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