US lawmakers begin speaking against 'Israeli inaction' in Ukraine
US Congressmen begin voicing their frustration with what they see as a lack of Israeli action against Russia.
Capitol Hill lawmakers have begun to grow frustrated with what they characterized as a lack of response by "Israel" to the war in Ukraine.
Although the Israeli Foreign Ministry had previously weighed in on the war in Ukraine by choosing to condemn Russia, the occupation's prime minister has not yet done so, which was perceived as him trying to walk a fine line between "Israel's" allies in the West and its strategic relationship with Russia, according to CNN.
Lawmakers on both sides of the political scene in the US are seemingly disappointed with "Israel" still not going far enough against Russia, despite the occupation receiving more aid from the US than any country in the world does, in the amount of $3.8 billion a year in military assistance.
"They could do more"
"Israel" has not sent weapons to Ukraine or joined the US' sanctions, but simply sufficed itself with saying it will not become a detour for sanctions on Russia.
"They ought to be stepping up like the rest of the world. I don't understand it," Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine, said last week. "I understand it's because they feel they have some red light, green light from Russia about attacks on Iranian assets in the Middle East ... but that's, it's very disappointing, especially considering the massive amount of military aid we've provided to them."
Democratic Senator Ben Cardin from Maryland said he believed "Israel" could "do more".
"They have a lot of capacity, a lot of military capacity, so, they're a pretty sophisticated country, we know that, so I think they could do more," Cardin told CNN.
The Israeli entity has, however, established a field hospital in the west of Ukraine and has supported UN General Assembly resolutions condemning Russia.
After "Israel" condemned Russia's operation in Ukraine, on the day it was launched, Russia's UN envoy voiced concern over “Israel's” expansion in the occupied Golan Heights, stressing that Russia doesn't recognize “Israel's” sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights that are part of Syria, sending a message that is believed to have made "Israel" walk a diplomatic tightrope between Russia and NATO.