Palestinian Arabs and Supporters Co-Opt Russian Invasion of Ukraine. But Of Course.

The civilized world has overwhelmingly come out in support of Ukraine against the Russian invaders, including Israel. True, the Israeli government has not condemned Russia – in an attempt to maintain good relations between the two countries – and the correctness of this can and should be debated. But there is no questioning the fact that Israel has expressed support for the people of Ukraine, and announced we will be sending humanitarian aid. In fact, an Israeli medical team is already operating on the ground. And how about the following speaking volumes?

In addition, PM Bennett has offered to mediate between the two sides, in accordance with a request by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

As for Israelis outside the government, thousands have marched in protest against Russia and also protesting the government’s fence-sitting.

On the palestinian Arab side, both the PA and Hamas have have kept largely quiet due to their ties with Russia. But one senior Hamas-hole, Mousa Abu Marzouq, recently broke the official silence to celebrate in a tweet what he called the end of American global hegemony.

It is a different story for many palestinian Arabs and their supporters aka Israel-haters and antisemites. Their responses can be best described as a litany of bad takes – offensive but predictable attempts to compare the Ukraine and their battle against the Russian invasion to the palestinian Arabs and their terrorism against Israel.

Many have also tweeted under the hashtag #Ukraineisthenewpalestine.

Of course, there is absolutely no comparison between the two situations; if anything, the palestinian Arabs could be compared to the colonialist, invading Russians, with the difference that they are the smaller, less powerful “army.”

And let’s not forget Roger Waters’ shilling for Russia – the baddest take of them all.

The world needs to be taking note of the reactions of those dedicated to Israel’s destruction – yet another indication as to how they are invariably nasty people on the wrong side of history.

Update: The Ukrainian leader has himself compared Ukraine to Israel (hat tip: OpinionRoaming).

With Russian troops gathering on his borders and Western powers warning Moscow against a possible invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky compared his nation’s current struggle against Russia to Israel’s decades-long conflict with its Arab neighbors.

In a pre-recorded address at the Kyiv Jewish Forum, an annual conference organized by the Ukrainian Jewish community, Zelensky, who himself is Jewish, said that Israel is “often an example for Ukraine” and that “both Ukrainians and Jews value freedom,” working “equally for the future of our states to become to our liking, and not the future which others want for us.”

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media