Israel is not doing enough to support Ukraine by providing defensive aid, absorbing refugees, and taking a clear stance against Russia, Ukrainian envoy to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk said Friday, accusing Israel of being “afraid” of Moscow.
Israel has provided a ton of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. It voted in support of Ukraine at the UN despite the fact that the former Soviet country has repeatedly voted against Israel at the UN.
When Israel was under attack, here was Zelenskyy’s big statement.
“The sky of #Israel is strewn with missiles. Some cities are on fire. There are victims. Many wounded. Many human tragedies. It is impossible to look at all this without grief and sorrow. It is necessary to stop the escalation immediately for the sake of people’s lives.”
Lots of passive voice language. A call to stop “escalation”.
As part of taking a clear pro-Ukrainian position, Korniychuk called on the Israeli government to join the Western-led sanctions imposed against Russia, and on private Israeli companies to end their business with Russian counterparts.
Maybe around the same time Ukraine stops doing business with Iran?
The war in Ukraine has troubled Iran’s overseas farming in the east European country, according to the Chairman of Iran’s National Union for Agricultural Products.
Noting that some 25-30 percent of Iran’s needs for grains are provided by Ukraine and Russia, Reza Nourani was quoted by ILNA that road and maritime transportation security is the first prerequisite for expansion of international trade.
No one addresses any of this. Instead, there are more demands.
The ambassador noted that President Zelensky does feel a “special emotion for Israel because his mother is Jewish,” but that that feeling has to be reciprocal.
Reciprocal what? What has Ukraine done for Israel beyond kill a whole lot of Jews across a few centuries?
The Zelensky government last year suggested that it might agree to recognize Jerusalem if its security and defense demands are met. That’s been the sum of it.
Meanwhile Ukraine’s “ambassador” is waging active lawfare against the Israeli government.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk announced that he would petition the Israeli government, and especially Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, in the High Court of Justice for its policy regarding Ukrainian refugees, N12 reported on Saturday evening.
“The Interior Ministry’s new policy violates agreements between Ukraine and Israel regarding visa waivers for Ukrainian citizens,” Korniychuk wrote in a statement reported by N12.
Ambassadors gets expelled for things like this. Going to a court to overrule the wishes of the government is an attack on that government.
And this stuff never stops.
On Korniychuk’s list of issues was Israel’s response to Zelensky’s request to address the Knesset virtually from Ukraine. Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy (Yesh Atid) offered Zoom as a venue given that the Knesset is on a break and renovations are underway in the building.
Korniychuk said he thought Zoom was an inappropriate forum and that the event should be scheduled for the plenum, particularly given that Zelensky has addressed the US Congress, the European Parliament and the British parliament.
“I do not think it was a proper excuse that the Knesset was on holiday or offices are under renovation,” he said.
So the Knesset needs to find a space and convene a special session to listen to a speech? This is not how you treat a country you’re trying to win over.
When asked about the Palestinian Authority’s position, he said that Ukraine had received “very little support from the Palestinians.”
Won’t stop Ukraine from voting for the Pallies at the UN anyway.