Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tel Aviv to Tbilisi: Israel's role in the Russia-Georgia war

Since 2000, Israel has sold hundreds of millions of dollars in arms and combat training to Georgia. . . .

Training also involved officers from Israel's Shin Bet secret service -- which has for decades carried out extrajudicial executions and torture of Palestinians in the occupied territories -- the Israeli police, and the country's major arms companies Elbit and Rafael.

The Tel Aviv-Tbilisi military axis appears to have been cemented at the highest levels, and according to YNet, "The fact that Georgia's defense minister, Davit Kezerashvili, is a former Israeli who is fluent in Hebrew contributed to this cooperation."

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