Skip to comments.Ukraine Synagogue Firebombed Amid Protests
Posted on 02/24/2014 9:44:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
A synagogue in eastern Ukraine was firebombed over the weekend amid the mass protests that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych, the International Business Times (IBT) reports.
The Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporizhia, located 250 miles southeast of Kiev, was attacked by unknown individuals, the report said, citing the Russian-language Timenews.in.ua news site.
No one was injured, local authorities said. Minor damages were caused to the building. Photos published by the website showed traces of a fire on the facade a balcony.
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Gosh, that’s a shame. BTT
Synagogue firebombed, yeah,,, that is a shame. Disgusting.
You haven’t see anything yet. The E.U. and U.S. have unleashed, financed and possibly armed neo-Nazi West Ukrainian fascists who play for keeps and will commit genocide.
How very odd...I do believe I’ve been pranked. More later...
Just like it is here in America, when times are tough, they blame the Jews..unfortunately some things never change
The protesters represent every group of Ukrainian citizens: Russian speakers and Ukrainian speakers (although most Ukrainians are bilingual), people from the cities and the countryside, people from all regions of the country, members of all political parties, the young and the old, Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Every major Christian denomination is represented by believers and most of them by clergy. The Crimean Tatars march in impressive numbers, and Jewish leaders have made a point of supporting the movement. The diversity of the Maidan is impressive: the group that monitors hospitals so that the regime cannot kidnap the wounded is run by young feminists. An important hotline that protesters call when they need help is staffed by LGBT activists.
On January 16, the Ukrainian government, headed by President Yanukovych, tried to put an end to Ukrainian civil society. A series of laws passed hastily and without following normal procedure did away with freedom of speech and assembly, and removed the few remaining checks on executive authority. This was intended to turn Ukraine into a dictatorship and to make all participants in the Maidan, by then probably numbering in the low millions, into criminals. The result was that the protests, until then entirely peaceful, became violent. Yanukovych lost support, even in his political base in the southeast, near the Russian border.
After weeks of responding peacefully to arrests and beatings by the riot police, many Ukrainians had had enough. A fraction of the protesters, some but by no means all representatives of the political right and far right, decided to take the fight to the police. Among them were members of the far-right party Svoboda and a new conglomeration of nationalists who call themselves the Right Sector (Pravyi Sektor). Young men, some of them from right-wing groups and others not, tried to take by force the public spaces claimed by the riot police. Young Jewish men formed their own combat group, or sotnia, to take the fight to the authorities.
Although Yanukovych rescinded most of the dictatorship laws, lawless violence by the regime, which started in November, continued into February. Members of the opposition were shot and killed, or hosed down in freezing temperatures to die of hypothermia. Others were tortured and left in the woods to die.
During the first two weeks of February, the Yanukovych regime sought to restore some of the dictatorship laws through decrees, bureaucratic shortcuts, and new legislation. On February 18, an announced parliamentary debate on constitutional reform was abruptly canceled. Instead, the government sent thousands of riot police against the protesters of Kiev. Hundreds of people were wounded by rubber bullets, tear gas, and truncheons. Dozens were killed.
The protests in the Maidan, we are told again and again by Russian propaganda and by the Kremlins friends in Ukraine, mean the return of National Socialism to Europe. The Russian foreign minister, in Munich, lectured the Germans about their support of people who salute Hitler. The Russian media continually make the claim that the Ukrainians who protest are Nazis. Naturally, it is important to be attentive to the far right in Ukrainian politics and history. It is still a serious presence today, although less important than the far right in France, Austria, or the Netherlands. Yet it is the Ukrainian regime rather than its opponents that resorts to anti-Semitism, instructing its riot police that the opposition is led by Jews. In other words, the Ukrainian government is telling itself that its opponents are Jews and us that its opponents are Nazis.
Interesting that this happened in the east, in pro-Russian Yanukovich country, not in the west.
So it’s ok to burn synagogues?
Yanukovich's (and by proxy, Putin's) people are probably right - Jews are over-represented among the intelligentsia, and probably over-represented among the rebels. Basically, he's accusing the Jewish supporters of the opposition of being Nazis.
groups taking the cover of chaos to do their dirty deeds is not a surprise
Ukraine protesters call on Jewish oligarchs to give president a gun
Someone believes Jews have some extraordinary kind of power to solve things there. They probably don’t. That’s a very dangerous development.
Ahh yes, the Ukrainians, who greeted the Jews marching to their deaths at Babi Yar with rubber truncheons.
"In my country there is problem...."
[ Just like it is here in America, when times are tough, they blame the Jews..unfortunately some things never change ]
As someone in school who was regularly harassed for being a Straight A student the envy of the average against he exceptional is a palpable thing.
Jews have had to work their tukus off to survive as a minority in many European countries and this drives them to push their children to success, success that leads to envy from the other people who don’t understand the secret of success which is to work hard and study hard.
According to the CIA, Jews are 0.6% of the population of Ukraine. Won’t keep them from being scapegoated, of course, but does mean they aren’t going to be much of a factor in the fighting.
HaShem Bless and Keep You! :)
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