From the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Israel has refused to join the West’s economic war against Moscow, maintaining a neutral stance that as positioned it as a possible broker to end the conflict.Israel, Russia Clash Over Ukraine
Putin has been trying to breathe life into the Adana agreement for two years—an agreement between Damascus and Ankara struck in 1998 to maintain a buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border. Not only would it restore security ties between Syria and Turkey, but also stabilize the entire border area. Originally created to root out the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)—deemed a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and European Union—from Syria, the Adana agreement gives the Turks the right to enter up to five kilometers into Syrian territory in pursuit of the PKK.
Adana. The Adana Agreement- This has been talked about for longer then two years by Putin. Wonder how it is I’m aware of this fact? Why, I wrote about it more then once at my defunct blog. Have no fear, dear reader, I’m going to set to work digging up those old reports and drag them here. Because this is where they belong and this old agreement between Syria and Turkey may come into play? Depends on UsraelKurds of course. As well as France, Germany and others.
For a long time, Russia and Israel avoided clashes in Syria, where their interests overlap. After Moscow introduced its forces into Syrian territory in 2015, it took into account Israeli interests related to the security of the Jewish state. Israel appreciated Russia’s position and tried to make the best of the situation by avoiding clashes of Russian-Israeli interests in Syria. Moreover, Israel used Russia’s military intervention in Syria to reach military and political understanding with Moscow, knowing full well that Russia will play an influential role in the region only if it can find a balance between the interests of its allies on the one hand and Israel as a regional power on the other.Russia Closes Syrian Skies to Israel
It would appear that the Abraham Accords and U.S. support for broadening them serve broader U.S. interests to keep partners from drifting towards China.
The myriad cybersecurity, AI, and IoT startups emerging out of Israel’s state-funded organizations have extensive ties to American Fortune 100 companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many others.