Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed today, Thursday, that Israel will not provide Kiev with the Iron Dome air defense system and other weapons for fear of Iran acquiring them.
“They are worried about the possibility that if we provide Ukraine with the systems, they will end up in the hands of Iran,” Netanyahu said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
He said he had expressed to Russia his concerns about Moscow’s growing military relations with Iran.
Netanyahu is considering sending Iron Dome to Ukraine…and a surprise inspection by the IAEA in Iran
He pointed out that in this case, Tehran will be able to use the Israeli weapons that it will receive against Israel itself, adding, “Israel is a densely populated country, and the number of victims on our part is not great for one reason, because Iron Dome shoots down 95% of the missiles that can hit our population centers.” If this system falls into the hands of Iran, millions of Israelis will be left without protection and will be in danger.”
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced on June 23 that the weapons provided by the West to Ukraine are already appearing on Israel’s borders, indicating that this is one of the reasons why we refrain from providing military assistance to Kiev, for fear of Israeli weapons falling into the hands of Iran.
The newspaper quoted the Israeli prime minister as saying that he would drop the most contentious part of his plan to reform the judicial system, which is the clause that gives Parliament the power to overturn Supreme Court decisions.
In the interview, Netanyahu said that he would also reconsider another contentious clause related to granting the ruling coalition more powers in appointing judges, but added that he did not yet know what the new version of the amendments would look like.
And last week, Israeli lawmakers began debating a bill that would limit the powers of the Supreme Court, bringing back into the limelight a plan for judicial reforms that Netanyahu’s national-religious government is seeking to implement and which has sparked public protests.
The amendments also raised concern in the West about the state of democracy in Israel, and also caused investors to fear.
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