[1998] Foreign Affairs – Now a Word From X

”What bothers me is how superficial and ill informed the whole Senate debate was,” added Mr. Kennan, who was present at the creation of NATO and whose anonymous 1947 article in the journal Foreign Affairs, signed ”X,” defined America’s cold-war containment policy for 40 years. ”I was particularly bothered by the references to Russia as a country dying to attack Western Europe. Don’t people understand? Our differences in the cold war were with the Soviet Communist regime. And now we are turning our backs on the very people who mounted the greatest bloodless revolution in history to remove that Soviet regime.
”And Russia’s democracy is as far advanced, if not farther, as any of these countries we’ve just signed up to defend from Russia,” said Mr. Kennan, who joined the State Department in 1926 and was U.S. Ambassador to Moscow in 1952. ”It shows so little understanding of Russian history and Soviet history. Of course there is going to be a bad reaction from Russia, and then [the NATO expanders] will say that we always told you that is how the Russians are — but this is just wrong.”
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Netanyahu Gives Putin Disputed Old City Church in Exchange for Jailed Israeli Woman

Netanyahu Gives Putin Disputed Old City Church in Exchange for Jailed Israeli Woman | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | David Israel | 25 Tevet 5780 – January 22, 2020 | JewishPress.com
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This article says they gave him the church weeks ago (in Hebrew)