Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has announced that Israel will be cosponsoring and voting for an upcoming U.N. General Assembly resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But given the importance of Israel’s ties with Russia, particularly in the realm of security cooperation, its stance on the Ukraine crisis has been far from unequivocal. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s statements have refrained from condemning Russia, even as he expressed sympathy for the Ukrainian people. In this Israel Policy Briefing, Eran Etzion (Middle East Institute, Former Deputy Head of Israel’s National Security Council) assessed Israel’s diplomatic strategy on this conflict and how the developing situation in Ukraine will affect Israel’s security and international relations.