“Zionism is Making Us Stupid”: The Russian Relationship with Israel from the Soviets to Putin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, 9 May 2018 [source]

INTRODUCTION

THE SOVIET UNION AND THE FOUNDING OF ISRAEL

THE EARLY COLD WAR

Golda Meir in Moscow, 1948 [source]

SYRIA, THE SOVIETS, AND PALESTINIAN TERRORISM

Abu Nidal [source]
Salah Khalaf and Yasser Arafat [source]

DELEGITIMIZING ISRAEL AND REFUSENIKS

Daniel Patrick Moynihan denounces United Nations Resolution 3379, 10 November 1975 [source]
Yuri Andropov [source]

POST-SOVIET RUSSIA’S THAW WITH ISRAEL

THE RETURN OF THE OLD ORDER

Aftermath of the apartment bombings in Moscow, September 1999 [source]

RUSSIA’S STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH IRAN

The Shah of Iran, Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, the West’s critical Middle Eastern ally from 1941 to 1979, at his coronation in October 1967, with his son, Reza, and his wife, Empress Farah [source]

RUSSIA’S INTERVENTION IN SYRIA

ISRAEL’S FLAWED STRATEGY WITH RUSSIA IN SYRIA

The “Alchwiki Network” through which Iran, with Russia’s assistance, supports Asad and anti-Israel terrorist groups in the Levant and Gaza [source]

WHAT CAN BE DONE?

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