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Reason for Russia’s Unnecessary Diplomatic Crisis With Israel May Lie Thousands of Miles Away

Dismissing the spat with Moscow as nothing but posturing and a manufactured crisis risks unintended escalation. The last thing Israel needs is to indulge Vladimir Putin by turning Jewish Agency problem into a real crisis

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It is a well-established fact that Russia is a civil rights powerhouse. Moscow has traditionally been extremely sensitive to the privacy of its citizens and their rights. It’s a Russian thing, a trademark of Russianism – stretching from the first czar, Ivan the Terrible, to Peter the Great, and from Lenin, Beria, Stalin and Andropov to present-day Vladimir Putin. Russia has historically been a bastion of human and civil rights, tenaciously intolerant to any infringement on liberties and privacy.

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