In an unprecedented move, Israel, through Prime Minister Netanyahu, refused Zelensky's visit to the country, stating in a statement that "the time is not right".
Israel has rejected the Ukrainian president's request to pay a solidarity visit to the country following the Hamas attack, telling him that "it is not the right time," Israeli news portal Ynet reported on October 16, citing its own sources.
However, the Ukrainian President was informed that the visit might be possible at a later date.
Zelensky reportedly wanted to make the trip with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who arrived in Israel on October 16 to reassure Tel Aviv of Washington's support for the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
Earlier, the Ukrainian President denounced the Hamas attack on Israel on 7 October and expressed solidarity with Tel Aviv.
"Anyone who uses terror is a criminal against the whole world. Whoever finances terrorism is a criminal against the whole world," Zelenski said on his Telegram channel.
It is a political defeat for Zelensky who was recently in the US to make another tour to raise money and aid for his armed forces.
Israel has expressed support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression and provided humanitarian aid, but has refused to send military aid, presumably to avoid antagonizing Russia, which has a strong military presence in neighboring Syria.
The non-acceptance of Zelensky's presence in Israel concerns the Israeli policy of not irritating Putin, not only because of the Russian forces in Syria, but also because of the large Jewish presence in Russia.
Tel Aviv does not want to complicate relations with the Kremlin and has maintained a cautious stance throughout the war in Ukraine by keeping open channels with all sides.
The American Jewish Institute JINSA praises Greece and condemns Turkey for our stance against Hamas
"Greece rightly supported Israel's right to defend itself, while Turkish President Erdogan and Qatar sided with the Hamas murderers. Saudi Arabia also contested, as did the United Arab Emirates, until the latter issued a better statement acknowledging that Hamas targeted Israeli civilians," the institute said.
Turkey's stance and provocative stance of Erdogan giving shelter to Hamas cadres and its chief I. Haniyeh, the full cooperation of the MIT, and the possible supply of weapons, have angered the powerful American Jewish-Ahmiri lobby in the US, which has influence in all American power platforms from Congress to the White House and the Pentagon.
What is certain is that we will see rapid developments especially with regard to Turkey after the war in Israel, as Erdogan's bullying and especially his extreme Islamic theory are causing a shake-up in energy plans in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Turkish retired Admiral Gourdeniz identifies the upcoming "Geopolitical Storm" as the US-Greece conflict with his country in the Mediterranean
"The Geopolitical Storm started in the Black Sea on February 24, 2022 and is expanding to other sea areas. The winds and waves of this storm will be felt on our shores.
In the 21st century, a multipolar global order has now emerged. China, the USA, Russia, India, Russia and the EU are imposing their interests.
Turkey is a rising power that is causing a headache for the existing hegemon, the US.
This happens first at the economic level, then at the political level and finally at the military level.
US efforts to concentrate forces and rely on Cyprus and Greece are part of the geopolitical plan for the future.
According to this plan, Turkey will lose territory due to the emergence of the Kurdish state.
The Americans are asking us to move away from the "Blue Homeland" plan and Cyprus, and become vassals of the USA. The position that if we withdraw from NATO, the US will attack us is empty.
Using the strength of its geography, its historical background and elements of national power, Turkey can implement an independent, non-aligned, impartial foreign and security policy focused on its own geopolitical interests in the new era," he concludes.
In essence, both the American Jewish Institute and the Turkish retired admiral are describing the coming NATO-US-Greece conflict with Turkey, and this does not change in any way.