Yossi Beilin, a long-time leader of the Israeli peace movement and an architect of the Oslo Accords, is now working for a Brussels-based think tank where he advocates a “two-state solution” to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The think tank is run by a former deputy minister in the government of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s pro-Russian ex-president. James Kirchick writes:
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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: