No Birds with No Stones: Israel’s Policy in the Russia-Ukraine War

This paper argues that Israel’s efforts to mediate between Russia and Ukraine should not be seen as active involvement in peace-making, but rather as an endeavour to facilitate communication between the two sides.

Since the eruption of the Russia- Ukraine war, Israel has been among the countries that have felt the impacts of the conflict the most. Although located thousands of miles away from the war zone, several reasons have pushed Israel’s diplomatic engagement in the conflict. Having good relations with both Russia and Ukraine, Israel has had to walk a diplomatic tightrope, even prior to the onset of the war. However, as the war continues, Israel’s position is becoming increasingly delicate. Any misstep could be harmful to Israel’s relations with both Russia and Ukraine.

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