Untangling Ukraine and Israel

Blinken: 'We must and we will continue to support Ukraine.' — AFP

WASHINGTON’S battle over aid to Israel and Ukraine – should it be one, both or neither? – moved to the largest of global stages recently when senior United States and European diplomats attempted to make the case for waging two wars at once.

The foreign ministers of the Nato transatlantic alliance, the cornerstone of peace and stability for three-quarters of a century, came together at the body’s headquarters in Brussels early last week. The discussions were dominated not by US-European relations, but by the turmoil battering Ukraine and the Palestinian territories that Israel occupies.

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