A Hebrew website reveals the secrets of Gantz’s “mysterious” visit to Azerbaijan

Although the recent visit of Defense Minister Benny Gantz to Azerbaijan last week did not attract much interest in Israel, there are hidden goals from them that did not find their way to the media, ranging from Baku receiving technology and knowledge from Tel Aviv, in exchange for the latter getting more from it. Than oil, too much oil.

It is remarkable that Gantz left the raging political arena in Israel, and headed to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, for a quick visit, accompanied by the Head of the Political Security Division in the Ministry, Dror Shalom, and its Director General, Amir Eshel.

Shalom, a military expert, Amir Bar, did not hesitate to say that “this time it is difficult to know the purpose of Gantz’s visit to Azerbaijan. Even the brief announcement issued by his office, which spoke that the visit dealt with political and security issues and deepening cooperation between them, did not reveal its truth.”

The military expert suggested that “the issue of security assistance came up in the talks, but it was absent from the official announcements, and for a good reason, as the Azerbaijani army uses Israeli-made attack drones, in addition to a large factory for drones built there by the Israeli airline.”

He added in a report published by the website:time of israel“, and translation “Arabic21“The timing of the visit raises a question mark on the regional side. Over the past month, the battles took place between the Azerbaijani and Armenian armies, and this time not only in the Karabakh region, but also on the eastern border of Armenia, which viewed this visit with concern as an aid to its arch-neighbour.”

“In conjunction with this visit, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Armenia, and strongly condemned the Azerbaijani attack, in addition to her tense visit to Taiwan,” Barr added.

He pointed out that “Israel is an important strategic partner, from Azerbaijan’s point of view, as it receives technology and knowledge from it, in exchange for giving it oil. Most of the fuel in it comes from Baku, including fuel for cars and air force planes, and Israeli electronic companies have started operating under foreign registration in Azerbaijan, To build its defense systems, develop its knowledge industry, as well as Israel’s interests with Azerbaijan towards Iran, which claims that Israel conducts many intelligence operations on the territory of Azerbaijan.”

The Israelis conclude that many of the purposes of Gantz’s visit are still kept secret, but they are linked to the Azerbaijani behavior in recent years, which indicates a change in its perceptions of the regional context, as it has come to realize that a combination of its mineral wealth and military strength that is being built, in addition to the decline of Russia, the outbreak of The energy crisis, all these developments play in its favour, and against this background, Gantz was visited.

The Israeli assessment of the timing of the Azerbaijani-Armenian fighting is devoid of spontaneity. Russia is involved in Ukraine and is not interested in the Caucasus, but Turkey, which is interested in expanding its sphere of influence to the east, meets the Azerbaijani desire to create continental continuity with it, especially in conjunction with the European search for new sources of energy, which puts Azerbaijan in An economic leap that it has not witnessed for years, as its gas and oil can replace Russia, and for this reason Baku needs a land corridor that passes through Turkey to Europe, which intersects with the Israeli approach.

Source: عربي21 by arabi21.com.

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