Israel's willingness to sell tanks, knowing that they will end up in Ukraine, marks seachange in its neutral policy
If Israel sells tanks knowing that they will end up in Ukraine, it will change the country's neutrality policy. This could be an agreement between the US and Israel
Israeli political scientist Michael Pellivert said this on Espreso TV.
“There were rumors in Israel that either Poland, Slovakia, or one of the Baltic states asked the country's leadership to buy tanks that Israel no longer needs. Allegedly, one of the countries asked to buy the tanks, hinting that they could be transferred to a third country. I was very surprised by this, because if Israel has decided to get off this neutrality and is ready to sell its weapons directly to one of the European countries, knowing where they will end up, this is undoubtedly a fundamental change in our neutrality policy. There is a lot of evidence that Israeli anti-tank systems have already been spotted on the battlefield. I can neither confirm nor deny the information about the tanks, but I'm pretty sure that if this is being done, it is one of the issues of the agreements between the US and Israel,” he said.
According to media reports, Israel is negotiating the sale of its Merkava tank to two countries, one of which is located in Europe. The Israeli newspaper Ynet reports that the sale of hundreds of tanks is being discussed. The Merkava Mark 2 and 3 tanks in question were manufactured in Israel in the 1980s and 1990s and have been decommissioned in recent years.