Dmitry Polyanskiy’s comments to Israeli media, which were spoken in his official capacity as Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, should put to rest the Alt-Media Community’s and Mainstream Media’s curiously similar false claims about Russian-Israeli relations.
The Alt-Media Community (AMC) and Mainstream Media (MSM) alike, despite supporting the multipolar and unipolar camps of the New Cold War respectively, curiously happen to agree that Israel is supposedly on the opposite side of Russia in the Ukrainian Conflict. The first insists despite all evidence to the contrary that Israel is conspiring with the US to destabilize Russia due to President Putin secretly being an Iranian-allied anti-Zionist while the second points to Israel’s votes against Russia at the UNGA.
This conclusion, which was arrived at via different means by the AMC and MSM but which they nevertheless agree on in order to advance their self-interested narrative agendas, was just discredited by First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy. He told Israel’s Kann News at 2:10 of this interview here that “We really commend the balanced line of Israel in terms of not delivering weapons to Ukraine. I think it’s very important not to get involved in this conflict.”
That high-level diplomat then responded to the interviewer’s question about Israel’s votes against Russia at the UNGA by saying that “It disappoints us but I think that Israel is also sometimes disappointed by the way we vote on UN resolutions.” Polyanskiy’s comments to Israeli media, which were spoken in his official capacity as Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, should therefore put to rest the AMC’s and MSM’s false claims about Russian-Israeli relations.
The reality, as was extensively explained here in early January, is that Israel is attempting to balance between the US-led West’s Golden Billion and the jointly BRICS- & SCO-led Global South of which Russia is a part. These two de facto New Cold War blocs are competing over the direction of the global systemic transition, with the first wanting to retain as much of unipolarity as possible while the latter wants to entrench multipolarity as the new normal in International Relations.
To that end, while it superficially condemns Russia at the UN in order to signal its alignment with the US’ so-called “rules-based order”, Israel in practice refuses to sanction Russia or send arms to Ukraine. This balanced approach proves that it doesn’t want to take anyone’s side, instead hoping to deftly multi-align between all relevant parties in pursuit of maximizing its strategic autonomy exactly as India has masterfully done, although Israel’s emulation of that policy is admittedly a lot clumsier.
It's precisely due to this pragmatism that elements of the US’ permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”) in collusion with some of their ideologically aligned Israeli counterparts are orchestrating a Color Revolution against Benjamin Netanyahu. This newly re-elected three-time premier, who’s returning after a few years off the job upon losing the penultimate general elections, is extremely passionate about safeguarding Israel’s sovereignty.
Under his stewardship, Israel isn’t expected to deviate from its (hitherto admittedly clumsy) policy of principled neutrality towards the Ukrainian Conflict since its objective national interests aren’t served by taking sides in this proxy war between the Golden Billion/NATO and the Global South/Russia. If Moscow thought any differently, then Polyanskiy wouldn’t have just praised Israel, which powerfully discredited both the AMC and MSM narratives about its role in the Ukrainian Conflict.
"To that end, while it superficially condemns Russia at the UN in order to signal its alignment with the US’ so-called “rules-based order”, Israel in practice refuses to sanction Russia or send arms to Ukraine. This balanced approach proves that it doesn’t want to take anyone’s side, instead hoping to deftly multi-align between all relevant parties in pursuit of maximizing its strategic autonomy exactly as India has masterfully done, although Israel’s emulation of that policy is admittedly a lot clumsier"
However, what Korybko fails to mention is that "Multi-Alignment" itself is an Orwellian weasel word concept that foreign policy taking-heads and regime mouthpieces promote when their countries engage in what should be more honestly called: Playing All Sides Against Each Other.
This type of geopolitical Double Game is played firstly by India, Turkey, and now apparently Israel, as evidenced by their "Multi-Alignment" euphemisms they spout to justify this cynical game.
That fact that supposed objective and critically-minded foreign policy experts (cough, Korybko) also parrot these "multi-alignment" weasel words, instead of calling a spade a spade, says alot about their honesty--or lack thereof.
While I was concerned with the Russian response to what appears to be a US encouraged bombing of an Iranian facility in the past two days, it is actually quite a mild rebuke.
The author points out that the UN representative would not make remarks not coordinated with Russia foreign policy. Russia runs a balancing act between Iran and Israel. Indeed the only country to do so save minor interactions that the UAE also does. One must remember that Russia has multilayer relations with Israel from lineage, history, financial, hi tech and custodial relations with Orthodox church properties and last but not least a huge Russian presence that helped turn Israel into the "start up nation". Essentially Russian brains with western capital.
However Russia regards Iran as a strategic partner in it's fight to protect Russian integrity against western aggression and aspirational quest to conquer and dismantle the country. There is historical precedent written on this subject.
Iran is also an absolute pillar in the North South transportation corridor connecting Russia with India and the India ocean.
Russia will not allow anything to happen to Israel unless (in my opinion) Israel is pressured by the US or their neocon counterparts in Israel to sever relations with Russia. It cannot be ignored that the US foreign policy establishment would like nothing better and will continue to attempt to make Israeli Russia relations uncomfortable and disruptive.