February 10, 2022, Haaretz wrote
Israel faces a perfect storm of problems if Russia chooses large-scale military aggression against Ukraine, Israel’s quiet but critical partner. 3,000 kilometers separate Jerusalem and Kyiv. And that distance is probably why most Israelis don’t know how much their normal everyday life is already connected to Ukraine, or how much of what they take for granted actually depends on peace and stability in Ukraine.
Those who think a large-scale Russian war against Ukraine cannot affect Israel are very much mistaken. This is why. Ukraine has been Israel’s main grain supplier for more than a decade. Deliveries from Ukraine account for almost 50 percent of Israeli consumption of grain and other cereals. Ukrainian grain covers 24 percent of all the needs of Egypt and – attention! – 50 percent of Lebanon’s grain supply. In the event of interruptions or even more a shutdown, of the Ukrainian market due to military chaos, Israel’s southern and northern neighbors will be hit by severe blows to their food stability.
Ukraine is known as the breadbasket of Europe because of its incredibly fertile black soil. It is a huge exporter or wheat and and corn. It is in the top 5 countries in the world.
Israel (and her neighbours) heavily depend on Ukraine’s grain exports. Even if a war in Ukraine only temporarily delays sowing, harvesting, and supply – it will create a tsunami effect on a global scale. Prices could rocket (along with energy prices). This could then lead to food shortages, even famine, spurring civil unrest. Hungry, unstable neighbours pose a clear threat to Israel. The other issue highlighted in this article is the impact on Iran if war breaks out in Ukraine. Tehran could make a breakthrough towards nuclear weapons as the world is distracted. This would clearly impact Israel as well….
And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise any more: … cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. Babylon (the kingdom of men will one day economically collapse) (Revelation 18:11+13)
Please click on the link to find this Weekly World Watch.
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