MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: US Growing Alarmed Over Israel’s Safe Harbor for Russian Oligarchs

Washington is signaling to Israel that joining the economic pressure on Putin’s regime, including the oligarchs closest to him, is more important than mediating between Russia and Ukraine

Ben Samuels Mar. 13, 2022 9:40 PM HAARETZ – WASHINGTON –

Israel’s apparent hesitancy in joining international sanctions against Russia while failing to clamp down on oligarchs has provoked rare public warnings from the Biden administration,
as U.S. lawmakers and Russia experts urge a further crackdown on Vladimir Putin’s allies aiming to use Israel as their safe haven.