Russia-Israel tensions have intensified as Moscow appears primed to force the “dissolution” of the agency operations in the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid ordered a delegation to fly to Moscow on Wednesday evening to meet with Russian officials after a heated week of conflicting relations.
Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, former head of the Political-Military Affairs Bureau at Israel’s Ministry of Defense Ministry, told JNS that Jerusalem should be cautious and avoid issuing harsh statements against Russia that could inflame the situation.
After Lapid criticized Russia for its invasion of Ukraine in late February and the brutal use of soldiers against civilians in the country, observers have said Russia created the Jewish Agency crisis in response.