On the one hand there is a collective effort to give weapons for almost three years, while on the other there is a sort of disarmament campaign. Both countries were attacked, one by Russia and the other by Hamas. One continually asks for support and the other doesn’t. Yet in the West there is a kind of double standards incomprehensible between Ukraine and Israel. Some will say: of course, Putin’s forces are not the same as those of the Palestinian terrorist group. But where does this pacifist fury for Gaza come from, if at the same time there is a frantic rush to deliver machine guns, bombs and drones to Kiev?
Common sense suggests similar treatment for Israel, a country that has been attacked and has long been at the center of rather delicate dynamics in the Middle East. But here the West’s position changes, starting with weapons. Unlike Zelensky, the Jewish state did not ask for money or any other type of help, but only for international support to put an end to Hamas’ violence. After many words, the first complaints about overreaction. Now the utopia of disarmament: the EU High Representative Joseph Borrell he stressed that “if the number of Palestinian deaths is believed to be too high, perhaps something can be done to make it less high in the future.” A clear reference to armaments. As if that wasn’t enough, a Court of Appeal in The Hague has established that the Dutch government will have to stop supplying spare parts for Israeli F-35 fighters within a week. The reason? “The clear risk of violation of international humanitarian law” to the detriment of the Palestinians.
But the most striking example of the difference in treatment comes from United States. If he said he was ready to do anything for Ukraine to achieve a victory over Russia, Joe Biden for Israel he demands a peaceful solution, with a ceasefire. Honorable, let’s be clear. But why for Tel Aviv yes and for Kiev no? The last wish of the dem president concerns the truce in the Middle East: “A hostage agreement between Israel and Hamas was discussed with King Abdullah II of Jordan, which would bring an immediate and prolonged period of calm in Gaza, for at least six weeks . We could then take the time to turn it into something more lasting.” “The key elements of the agreement are on the table. Gaps remain, but I encouraged Israeli leaders to continue working to reach the agreement,” the White House chief added. The conclusion is as follows: “The United States will do everything possible to make this happen.” Will Washington do the same for Kiev? Because then peace could also come to Eastern Europe.