The Take: What do Russia and China think of the Israeli war on Gaza?

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Russia and China, who maintain a relationship with both Israel and Palestine, haven't been as vocal about standing with Israel [How Hwee Young/Pool via Reuters]

Russia and China have staked a careful position in the war between Israel and Hamas. Both have complex relationships with Israel and Palestine and their own foreign policy to consider. So, how does Israel’s war on Gaza impact them, and what do they stand to gain from it?

In this episode: 

  • Niko Vorobyov (@Narco_Polo420), Russian-British Freelance Journalist
  • Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow Taihe Institute and Chairman Asia Narrative

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Khaled Soltan and Zaina Badr with our host Kevin Hirten in for Malika Bilal. Miranda Lin fact-checked this episode.

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer, and Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera