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Three Reasons Why Israel Is Hesitant to Condemn Putin Over Ukraine

Caution over jeopardizing security coordination with Moscow in Syria, concerns over Russian Jews and Bennett's big dreams of mediation have hushed any full-throttled condemnation of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

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Senior Israeli officials are convinced that the Biden administration has begun to come to terms with Israel’s diplomatic hesitancy in loudly condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian invasion of Ukraine alongside its Western allies. But judging by statements of current and former U.S. officials, American patience for Jerusalem's strategic caution is running short.

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