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US wants Israel to join sanctions against Russia

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

A senior official at the US Embassy in Jerusalem says that the US has imposed “unprecedented” sanctions against Russia and wants to see Israel join the West in its effort.

“We would like to see our allies and partners imposing strong sanctions, Israel falls into the category of our allies and partners,” the Embassy official says.

“Putin chose to start this war and the Russian Federation will be held accountable and bear the consequences of his actions,” the official adds.

Last week, a senior Foreign Ministry official told The Times of Israel that there is currently no legal infrastructure in place that enables Israel to impose sanctions.

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