Israel's rhetoric regarding Ukraine changes after Biden's visit
Ihor Semyvolos, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, is convinced that Joe Biden's visit made Israel change its position on providing military assistance to Ukraine
He expressed this opinion during an Espreso TV channel broadcast.
"I assume that the key reason for the change in Israel's rhetoric regarding Ukraine is the visit of US President Joe Biden and the growing tension between Iran and Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu's government course has become more confrontational. However, it is still difficult to say how far Netanyahu is willing to go in terms of assisting Ukraine and striking Iran's nuclear program," Semyvolos explained.
The expert emphasized that the USA continues to put pressure on Israel in the matter of military aid to Ukraine.
"Now we are observing certain changes in the rhetoric of the Israeli government. Another important point to consider in this context is the visit of Antony Blinken. During Blinken's visit to Jerusalem, there was also a request to provide military aid to Ukraine. The logic here is very simple. If the US helps Israel, then Jerusalem must help Ukraine," he added.
On February 1, Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he is considering providing Ukraine with the Iron Dome air defense system.