No, Russia Is Not the Historical Protector of the Jews

Russia has repeatedly presented itself as fighting “fascism” in order to justify its piecemeal conquest of Ukraine. At the same time, pro-Russian apologists have been making much of the liberation of the Nazi death camps by the Red Army—even as Putin himself has praised the 1939 Hitler-Stalin pact. James Kirchick argues that this is part of a larger effort to distort history:

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More about: Politics & Current Affairs, Russia, Soviet Jewry, Soviet Union, Vladimir Putin, War in Ukraine

Israel Must Choose the Right Friends in Asia

In the past few decades, the Jewish state has vastly expanded its diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military ties with South and East Asia, while doing its best to stay away from the conflicts that divide the countries in the region. Daniel Samet surveys the potential for these relationships, urging Jerusalem to avoid deepening cooperation with China and instead to focus on cultivating further its alliances-in-the-making with China’s competitors:

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More about: India, Israel diplomacy, Israel-China relations