In Arranging the Release of a Hostage from Syria, Russia Got to Show Israel Who’s Boss

Feb. 22 2021

Over the weekend, an Israeli woman—reportedly with a history of mental illness—who had snuck into Syria two weeks ago was returned to Israel via Moscow. In exchange, Jerusalem, in negotiations with the Kremlin, agreed to release two captured Syrian shepherds who were likely engaged in military reconnaissance. According to the New York Times and several other media outlets, Prime Minister Netanyahu has also arranged to purchase Russian-made coronavirus vaccines on behalf of the Syrian government as part of the deal. Yoav Limor comments:

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More about: Coronavirus, Israeli Security, Russia, Syria

BDS, Unable to Harm Israel, Has Turned Its Sights on Jews in the Diaspora

Feb. 26 2021

March 15 marks the beginning of this year’s Israel Apartheid Week, during which campus groups around the world hold rallies and events for the purpose of defaming the Jewish state and mustering support for the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction it (BDS). Richard Kemp comments:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, BDS