Sharansky: ‘Isolated’ Russia Seeks to Pressure Israel Through Squeeze on Jewish Agency

An increasingly hostile Russia is searching for ways to pressure its adversaries as the war in Ukraine continues to rage, with the Russian Jewish community representing Israel’s weak spot, the former head of the Jewish Agency said on Wednesday. Natan Sharansky — the former Soviet Jewish dissident who succeeded in emgrating to Israel in 1986 — told Voice of America’s Russian-language service that President Vladimir Putin’s regime was “almost completely isolated from the free world.”

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