"Putin has taken Putin's side." Why Moscow Is So Interested in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Russian Diplomacy Over Israel


Russia is trying to present itself as a party that is primarily interested in diplomacy — the same position Putin has tried to promote regarding the war in Ukraine, comments Emily Ferris of the British Royal Institute for Defense Studies (RUSI). "It reinforces a narrative that the Kremlin has been promoting for some time — the image of a fading West, and that countries like Russia now have a role to play. This is the image that Russia is promoting on the African continent," Ferris said.