Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine & Israel’s Perspective on Iran

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On February 24, 2022, most of the world woke up to the harsh realization that evil really does exist. Western Europe, particularly Germany, has reversed its long-held aversion to military spending and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz committed 2% of their GDP to defense.

Unfortunately, Israel has never been allowed the luxury of such slumber. Ever since Israel’s inception, formidable forces have attempted to eliminate it. Israel has watched as Russian President Vladimir Putin commits atrocities against the valiant Ukrainian people, and although Ukrainian Present Volodymyr Zelensky has made impassioned please for a “no-fly zone” to President Biden, it has fallen on deaf ears.

Israel is now facing an existential crisis of its own, with a regime that is every bit as evil as Russia: the Islamic Republic of Iran, with which we are perilously close to a horrific nuclear agreement. Among other things, the agreement will further cement the regime’s control with tens of billions of dollars, and will give sanctions relief to some of the world’s worst terrorists.

Experts agree that Iran is only weeks away from total nuclear breakout. Seeing how the United States has reacted to the crisis in Ukraine, does that change Israel’s calculus when it comes to the nuclear project of the Islamic Republic of Iran?

Here to answer those questions and more is Brigadier General Amir Avivi of the Israeli Defense Forces.

About the speaker: Brigadier General Avivi concluded his service as the Head of the Auditing and Consulting Department of the Israeli Defense Establishment (including the Israel Defense Force, the Ministry of Defense and Israeli Military Industries). In that position, Avivi managed more than 100 military auditors and advisors. He was responsible for the audit of military readiness, budgeting, procurement, projects, bids, cyber, logistics, infrastructure and operations. Avivi fulfilled various command positions in the Corps of Engineers leading thousands of soldiers in a dynamic combat environment.

Avivi served as Brigade commander, Deputy Division commander and head of the Military School of Engineers. He also served as the aide-de-camp for the Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, Lt. General Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon. Avivi was at the heart of the policy-making process in the Israeli Government and Defense establishment during that term. Avivi also serves as the Principal of the New State Solution working group. Avivi is the Founder & CEO of Habithonistim.

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