Report: Israel warned Ukraine it wouldn’t put up with continued criticism from Kyiv mid-mediation

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett poses for a picture at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on January 26, 2022; Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the nation in Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 24, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90; Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett poses for a picture at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on January 26, 2022; Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the nation in Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 24, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90; Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Israel sent strong messages to Ukraine over the past day that it will not continue its efforts to mediate between Kyiv and Moscow if Ukrainian officials continue to publicly attack Jerusalem, Channel 12 reports.

The official speaking to the network on condition of anonymity says the message appears to have resonated, as Ukraine’s foreign minister has since apologized for claiming El Al was accepting money “soaked in Ukrainian blood” and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted his thanks to Bennett for the mediation efforts.

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