Ever since Netanyahu was toppled through dubious means, Russia has downgraded the importance of their relationship wit the Jewish State.
The latest flare up is connected to Israel’s attack on Palmyra – deep in Syria. Although Syria’s air defense system would have been able to ward of Israel’s attack, they were turned off as the IAF used civilian airliners nearby for cover.
We already know that Russia is angry at Israel’s actions and despite Bennett’s upcoming meeting with Putin, there is no way to sway Putin’s mind on his Middle East strategy. Essentially you play along nicely or prepare to lose.
With an inexperienced government and friends turning to enemies, the Biden-Lapid coalition is beginning to his a dead end when it comes to Iran. To make matters worse, Ra’am the pro-Islamist party in the government keeps threatening to topple the Prime Minister.