A Washington Post Op-Ed post by Max Boot might explain why….
But Israel refuses to send arms to Ukraine or impose sanctions on Russia. Israel provides Arab dictatorships with its powerful Pegasus spyware but refuses to sell it to Ukraine, an embattled fellow democracy. Israel also won’t send Ukraine its Iron Dome missile-defense system or sufficiently crack down on Russian oligarchs, many of whom have ties to the Jewish state….
Israeli politicians were offended that he had dared to compare Ukraine’s suffering to the Holocaust while ignoring the participation of some Ukrainians in the genocide against the Jews. “The war is terrible,” Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel tweeted, “but comparison to the horrors of the Holocaust and the final solution is outrageous.”
In the weeks since Zelensky spoke, evidence of Russian war crimes has emerged along with the genocidal intent behind them, leading many experts to conclude that Russia is indeed perpetrating genocide. You would think that Israelis would be more offended by Russian crimes than by Ukrainian rhetoric about the Holocaust, but alas, there seems to be no rethinking going on….
The real reason Israel refuses to offend Russia is that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal with Putin, whose air force controls Syrian airspace, to allow Israeli aircraft to carry out airstrikes against Iranian operations in Syria. Israel now admits to having carried out 400 airstrikes in Syria since 2017 in what its leaders call “the war between the wars.” Israel and Russia operate a “deconfliction” hotline to ensure that Israeli airstrikes don’t cause Russian casualties, and Russian jets and air defenses, in turn, don’t fire on Israeli warplanes.
But let’s get real….