expressed the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky During his visit to Israel on October 16, he expressed his desire to support it, which was rejected by the Israeli authorities, claiming that “the time is not appropriate.”
In this report, the “Russian Strategic Center for Cultures” website quotes the “Info Breaks” website as saying, “It was an insulting rejection of Zelensky, who has Jewish origins, especially in light of the expectation that other world leaders will visit Israel in the coming days.”
“Zelensky is terrified of being ignored,” the website adds Ukraine And it is marginalized at the present time as the world’s attention turns to the Middle East, and for this reason he wants to link the conflict in Eastern Europe to the general conflict, which Israel does not want at the present time.”
The site continues that with Israel facing a potential long and bloody war, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not have time to entertain Zelensky or deal with the consequences of his anti-Russian statements. For this reason, Netanyahu rejected the request to hold a solidarity meeting with Zelensky instead of reassuring Moscow that Israel was not linking its war against the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) to the war in Eastern Europe, as Zelensky does.
It’s not a good time
At the same time, Zelensky’s humiliation is increasing, according to the site, due to the fact that US President Joe Biden is visiting Israel, which raises the question of why the “inappropriate time” for Zelensky’s visit is. In addition to the fact that Netanyahu does not want to be distracted by other foreign policy issues, Israel does not want to direct the world’s attention towards Ukraine in light of the competition for foreign aid and Ukraine having captured the world’s attention since February 2022.
Besides, Israel was a major non-NATO ally (NATO) Even before Ukraine became an independent state, it has always been a priority for Ukraine. On the other hand, Ukraine has no value to Israel, especially during this crisis. Therefore, Netanyahu believes that Zelensky’s visit is just a waste of his time and will only benefit Ukraine.
The “Info Breaks” website adds, “This shift in attention from the Ukrainian crisis to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis threatens to undermine the ability of the Ukrainian armed forces to continue the military campaign against Russia. This comes at a time when the Ukrainian forces are recovering from failed attacks and recent losses that have reached tens of thousands. Therefore, “Israel’s rejection of Zelensky’s request to meet with Netanyahu is not only insulting, but also represents the beginning of the end of Western interest in Ukraine.”
At the conclusion of the report, the site indicates that the war in Ukraine will not be forgotten, although the fate of the military assistance requested by Biden is still ambiguous, and depends on the extent of the development of events around Israel. Not to mention that the White House having to tie military support to Ukraine to aid to Israel indicates that Ukraine is not a priority for Congress, especially in light of the failures of the Ukrainian armed forces.