Skip to comments.Number of Antisemitic Articles Up 74% in Ukraine
Posted on 01/24/2006 1:25:22 AM PST by jb6
The number of antisemitic articles published in the Ukrainian press increased by 74% from 2004 to 2005, according to a report by the secular Jewish umbrella group VAAD, cited in a January 23, 2006 article by the AEN news service. Antisemitic articles increased from 379 in 2004 to 661 last year and appeared in major publications like the Socialist Party press organ Silski Visti and more marginal papers like The Idealist. The report links the rise in antisemitic publishing with the sharp increase in antisemitic violence, most notably the attack on yeshiva student Mordechai Molozhenov, which left him in a coma from which he only recently emerged, and an attack on JTA's Ukraine correspondent Vladimir Matveev.
Funny how everyone seemed to think he was such a wonderful guy, and blamed Russia for his skin disorder.
The reaction in Russia is perfectly normal to an solated insident:
Russia's Jews To Ask For Extra Police Near Synagogues
A Russian Jew at Moscow's Hasid Synagogue, site of an attack on worshippers on 11 January
12 January 2006 - Russia's Federation of Jewish Communities (FEOR) says it will ask the Russian authorities to reinforce security near the country's synagogues.
Speaking the day after a man inflicted knife injuries on an least eight worshippers at a Moscow synagogue, FEOR spokesman Borukh Gorin said that Jewish communities need state support.
Russia's chief rabbi, Berl Lazar, said that the victims of the 11 January attack were still in a state of shock but "they will feel better soon."
"The most important thing for us is what will happen tomorrow, that this should not happen again, that law-enforcement bodies should really take this situation under control and understand that there is a real threat in Russia now, not only for Jews," Lazar said.
Police initially said they had no reason to believe that the attacker -- identified as 20-year-old Moscow resident Aleksandr Koptsev was linked to any extremist group. However, prosecutor Anatoly Zuyev said on 12 January that investigators had found Nazi literature and regalia in his apartment.
The Russian Foreign Ministry, the Moscow Patriarchate, and the head of Russias Roman Catholic community have all condemned the attack.
(ITAR-TASS, RIA Novosti, Interfax)
Save your propaganda Lukasz lest someone link to sites that claim the same about Poland:
And that's with only 5,00010,000 Jews in Poland out of a total population of close to 40 million.
The rest was brutally murdered by Russians in the concentration camps, dont you know? ROTFL
And yet, not only did they get that, not only is the Russian PM half jewish and the mayor of Moscow a jew, but over 100,000 have returned from Israel....now Luky, how did you miss those little points?
Put down the coco fluffs...they've gone to you head.
Attack Jews in Russia: go to jail.
Attack Jews in Israel: the govt. will happily destroy Jewish communities.
Not surprised at all by these stastics, and wouldn't be surprised to learn there are solid statistics from many other regions of Russia regarding substantiated anti-Semitism. Every Americanized Russian I've ever talked to, (and eventually, most Greeks, Armenians, etc.) reveals an apparently ineradicable strain of Anti=Semitism. I am no longer surprised to find it among people who seem otherwise intelligent.
From my experience, Russianized Americans are generally more anti-Semitic than Americanized Russians.
Silly - and Russia has the same type of memorials. How about agreeing that anti-Semitism is bad wherever it is encountered (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, US, Germany, FreeRepublic - we have a member [spanalot] who uses materials from "Zavtra" newspaper).
Of course I agree. It is jb6 who post about anti-semitism in Ukraine over and over. Strangly he fails to find anything anti-semitic in Russia, so I decided to help him a bit. Note that normally I didn't posted even a single article about anti-semitism in Russia, Ukraine etc.
Ahh, things just seem to get better and better in Yuschinko's socialist paradise dont they?
Next we'll be hearing of his Ukrainification plan, to eliminate all non-Ukraine culture from Ukraine.
I don't think jb6 has defended anti-semitism in Russia. Usually when he posts the Urkainian information, in my opinion, it's in response to some claims made by Ukrainian nationalists who have somehow found there way to FR.
their, vice there
For example, let's see what jb6 had to say about a post concerning anti-semitism in Russia.
"I love how it's always mentioned, oops, never mentioned, that the MPs who submitted this made up 4.4% of the Duma. Oh that's right, if you mention that, then the whole hit piece falls apart from lack of credibility. But if you don't mention the 450 and 4.4% fact then you have something to attack with." - 6 posted on 01/27/2005 10:33:54 AM CST by jb6
So in other words, 4.4 percent of the duma means nothing, but one guy in Ukraine means everything.
jb6 doesn't like it when people think Russians antisemitic, but he wants to put the same exact smear on the Ukrainians. He wants people to hate Ukrainains at least as much as he thinks we all hate Russians. He is the lowest of hypocrites.
Yeah one guy who was a bigtime leader in the current Presidents Party and invited David Duke to Ukraine.
Is that how you got caught up in this? Reading Duke's web site you decided it was high time you support anti-semitism in Ukraine through you're trusted freind Soros?
But lttle RussiaFirst lunatics like you will side even with nazis, muslims and oligarchs to attack the hated Yushchenko, agent of the CIA.
I don't know what you mean by Russianized Americans( Americans still living in America who have exposed themselves actively to Russian influence through Russian friends,study,etc., or Americans who have gone to Russia to live? or what? I think both of these are a lot rarer phenomenon than Russians from Russia who have come to live permanently or semipermanently in America. There are a lot of them, and they are very sensitive to anti-semitism as it exists in America, even as marginal as it is compared to their own native land.
Yeah sure that's why untilthe international community gave a universal WTF he didn't kick the Nazi out of his party and his biggest defenders to date are David Duke and George Soros.
David Duke is a Republican, but I don't call President Bush a nazi either. Moveon.org/antiwar.com types like you do.
David Duke is racist, which is why Yushchenko's Nazi freinds invited him to Ukraine.
You already defend Soros though so it hardly surprises me that you defend racism and anti-semitism.
Jb6s amounts of threads about Ukraine is much larger than other Freepers together. If any Ukrainians post in this forum, this is only because of him and his Goobbels's style propaganda. And btw they are Ukrainain nationalists in the same way as you are Russian nationalist...
I still can't believe Sharon turned into such a slug to leave Gaza. From Mr. Israel to Mr. Barak in such a short time. What's even sicker is this stupidity we keep pushing on Israel and in the middle east...now we have Hamas winning the elections, or didn't anyone ever think that that would happen?
Back up your claim EU troglodyte. You make the same leftist claims as your partners spany and TGJ and without the least proof, again, typical leftist of you.
In Russia the Police come and help patrol the synogogues, Jews return to live, the Mayor of the Capital is a Jew and the PM is half Jewish. In your EU socialist Ukraine, Nazi UNA-UNSO marches in the streets, Jews are beaten the cops don't do a thing and the half the winning Oranges were flat out fascists. But you take more to the Ukrainian model from your comments of flat out support for them.
Yes TGJ I made that statement to off set your flat out lies that the Russian government supported that....but then again, shedding light and truth on you is almost a full time job of and in itself.
This from the guy who throws the POV of my Ukranian nationalist freind from Lutsk who's been here 6 months out the window and takes the word of Mazepa who's lived in Canada for 2 years as gospel.
Do you consider yourself Russanized American?
Yes I post alot on Ukraine, to expose the Socialists in power and the hypocrits that cheerlead for them....oh kinda like on this thread.
My wife is Russian and I support the truth there, so its obvious to whom you were referring. I'm still waiting for your proof of my anti-semitism, just like the claims made by Spany and TGJ.
Do you consider yourself Russanized American? YES or NO
Do you consider yourself an Americanized Pole?
Of coure no.
That must be pretty bad, because I heard that the anti-Semitism in the Ukraine had reached pre-WWII levels, back in the '90s. I was told this by a woman who had done missionary work there.
But hey they've got George Soros funding their candidates, and they're inviting David Duke to speak in universities (an anti-semite in the same party as the president of Ukraine invited Duke to speak in a well known anti-semite university there).
That must be why he lived in Russia for so many years. he wanted to get vibes from the country that brought the world the Protocols of Zion.
I defend President Bush when little commie punks like you call him a nazi racist too.
David Duke was against the war in Iraq, just like Putin was. He supported Saddam because he hates jews, just like Putin supports the Ayatollahs who've sworn to wipe Israel from the map.
It's funny that you accuse other of supporting nazis when you actually support Yulia Timoshenko whose party is allied with the neo-nazi UNA-UNSO. You even called her a "real Ukrainian" as opposed to Yushchenko and Yanukovych. Well Ukraine for "real" Ukrainians, after all.
You do know that Timoshenko took money from Boris Berezovsky during the election don't you. That's another oligarch gangster in your corner. You don't like how oligarchs looted Russia, but it's just fine with you if they loot the Ukrainians you hate.
You're defending David Duke.
Seriously I don't even need to reply.
Your slanders never cease.
I never made any such comment, nor have I ever posted a single thread about Russian anti-semitism.
You are the one who slanders whole nations as anti-semitic, not I.
Unlike you, I am not do not jump at the chance to play the race card like Al Sharpton.
You're an anti-semite AND a Soros supporter. Seriously WTF are you doing on FR?
You are an anti-semite, how could you thus slander any nation by calling them anti-semetic, you'd be complimenting them not slandering them.
This discussion is so ridicolous, better ignore this troll. There is no sense to waste your time nor mine.
Do you care to come out and defend David Duke now as well?
I never heard about David Duke. I'm against racism in general.
That's funny for you to say, since a.) I am NOT Russian, and b.) I have been extremely critical of nationalism, be it Russian or Ukrainian since most nationalists promote their own "people" at the detriment of others.