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Should Israel Arm Ukraine? Israeli Generals Speak Out

Amid rising calls to send military aid, despite Israel's unbending policy of refusal, here are Israel’s top defense experts on whether Israel can risk arming Kyiv, how to deal with the fallout from Russia, and what is really at stake

Dahlia Scheindlin
Dahlia Scheindlin
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Dahlia Scheindlin
Dahlia Scheindlin

Since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Israeli ambiguity has become world famous. Israel says it sides with the West, but it endorsed contradictory positions at the United Nations, reversed its own policy regarding refugees, and declined to join Western sanctions. Even Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s surprise diplomacy between President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is inscrutable: Is he helping to bring peace, or appeasing a madman?

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