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Israeli Couple Saved From Mob in Kiev
INN ^ | 3/16/2014 | Ari Yashar

Posted on 03/23/2014 8:31:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

An Israeli couple in Ukraine's capital city of Kiev were rescued from a near-lynching last Friday, right before Shabbat.

Zalman Hetzklovich and his wife were walking in Kiev's Independence Square in the center of the city, when eight Ukrainians wearing uniforms and holding sticks suddenly leaped out of a van at them.

The Ukrainians pointed at the couple, shouting in Russian for them to stop.

"I understood that if I didn't run at that moment it would be the end of us," reported Hetzklovich. "I stopped a taxi and got in with my wife, asking the driver to get us out of there. The attackers surrounded the car and demanded the driver stop."

"The driver stepped on the gas and knocked over the rioters, who succeeded in damaging one side of the cab. The driver was able to drive one block away until he reached a traffic jam; we saw the pursuers were back, and had gotten into their car, starting to chase after us," recounted Hetzklovich.

The Israeli couple proceeded to get out of the taxi and run on foot several streets away, until they reached a synagogue, where they realized they had miraculously managed to escape.

'We bought them tickets back to Israel the same evening'

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Israel
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Time to party like it's 1939.
1 posted on 03/23/2014 8:31:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: SJackson

Ping.


2 posted on 03/23/2014 8:31:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In before “It’s Putin Propaganda.”


3 posted on 03/23/2014 8:32:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

You Putinistas should not trust this propaganda! Watch CNN and MSNBC instead!


4 posted on 03/23/2014 8:35:17 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ukrainian Banderists aren’t a figment of the Russian imagination.

No wonder the Crimeans exited Ukraine as fast as they did. I can’t say I blame them for doing so.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 8:38:47 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Ukrainian Banderists aren’t a figment of the Russian imagination.

Nor of the Polish imagination.

Something both Poles and Russians agree on, and that's rare.

6 posted on 03/23/2014 8:39:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

These are the Not-a-Nazi Nazi’s, right?


7 posted on 03/23/2014 8:49:26 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Sounds like it.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 8:59:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"The Ukrainians pointed at the couple, shouting in Russian for them to stop." More likely, it was Russian Spetsnaz or hired thugs sent in to provoke incidents in Ukraine. The same technique was used by Hitler to justify his annexations of Austria and the Sudentenland.
9 posted on 03/23/2014 8:59:34 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: goldstategop
Ummm....did you read the article? From the article:

Rabbi Hillel Cohen, Chairman of the Kiev Hatzala emergency rescue organization, who was stabbed last Thursday by anti-Semites, spoke about the incident.

The rabbi, who was released from the hospital Saturday, said "we called up the police today during the Purim holiday to present a complaint, but apparently the government in Ukraine is dealing with more pressing problems at the moment."

"Apparently they were provocateurs that hit and stabbed me last Thursday night," noted the rabbi, adding "it's starting to come clear that there are pro-Russian rioters wanting to cause anarchy and chaos for the Ukrainian government."

Regarding the Israeli couple, the rabbi noted that "due to the tensions and danger, and after submitting the complaint, we got return tickets for them to Israel the same evening."

10 posted on 03/23/2014 9:01:24 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Rockingham

From the article:

“”Apparently they were provocateurs that hit and stabbed me last Thursday night,” noted the rabbi, adding “it’s starting to come clear that there are pro-Russian rioters wanting to cause anarchy and chaos for the Ukrainian government.””


11 posted on 03/23/2014 9:02:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: goldstategop

Just watched “The Soviet Story”. Fantastic history of the region.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 9:03:02 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: Rockingham

Agreed. Read the rest of the article. The Rabbi involved with getting the couple out of the country believes it is pro-Russian rioters who are stirring things up over there.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 9:05:00 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Girlene

Yep, if the article was from RT, they never would have mentioned that little tidbit.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 9:06:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows
http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Features/Sucker-punch-Brooklyn-Jews-targeted-in-knockout-attacks-333465

Did I arrive in time to justify Putin's annexation of Staten Island?

15 posted on 03/23/2014 9:07:07 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Girlene

Not just pro-Russian Ukrainians, but Russian government agents. The US and European response is utterly inadequate.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 9:09:12 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Slings and Arrows

Can’t both the Putinists and Svobodists just eliminate eachother?


17 posted on 03/23/2014 9:09:46 PM PDT by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: dfwgator
I am astonished that the US news media coverage of the Ukraine crisis is so inadequate. I suspect that they are deliberately ignoring Russia's use of agent provocateurs in order to protect Obama from issues that are beyond his meager abilities.
18 posted on 03/23/2014 9:13:12 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Slings and Arrows

Russia has to invade to protect the Jews.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 9:18:50 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Rockingham
The US and European response is utterly inadequate.

It does appear weak.
20 posted on 03/23/2014 9:21:06 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Clemenza
Can’t both the Putinists and Svobodists just eliminate eachother?

That would be a "Win-Win".

21 posted on 03/23/2014 9:21:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rockingham
More likely, it was Russian Spetsnaz or hired thugs sent in to provoke incidents in Ukraine.

As likely as Soros hired thugs sent in to violently overthrow the legitimate government and install an EU junta?

22 posted on 03/23/2014 9:22:07 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I wonder if Putin will be satisfied with just the Aleutian Islands?


23 posted on 03/23/2014 9:25:00 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

Doubtful. Putin is not known to lack ambition.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 9:30:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Mike Darancette
I think he would also like Анкоридж на Аляске. Sarah could then REALLY see Russia from her house! Yukoners would have to learn Russian, as well as English. The lefties in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of BC would relish such a move, I'm sure!
25 posted on 03/23/2014 9:48:16 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian ( I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Or Брайтон-Бич
26 posted on 03/23/2014 9:50:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rockingham

“pointed at the couple, _shouting in Russian_ for them to stop”

Yeah, cause in Kiev NOBODY speaks Russian./ It was almost certainly Spetsnaz./


27 posted on 03/23/2014 9:58:38 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
That is not what happened. Yanukovych was thuggish and corrupt and was overthrown because, under Russian pressure, he repudiated his solemn election promises to affiliate with the EU. The terms of such an affiliation would have helped to end the corruption and heavy state regulation that have crippled Ukraine and impaired the development of its economy and democratic institutions.

The specific event that prompted the overthrow of the Yanukovych government was the shooting of dozens of Ukrainian protesters, apparently by Russian special forces snipers in government buildings. That led the protesters, supported by many police and subordinate officials, to then occupy most of the government quarter. This prompted Yanukovych to flee to Russia.

28 posted on 03/23/2014 10:00:59 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Girlene

“there are pro-Russian rioters wanting to cause anarchy and chaos for the Ukrainian government.” “

Wait, I’m so confused. I thought it was -OK- to cause anarchy and chaos if you disagreed with the Ukrainian government. Like if you disagreed with a trade treaty.
But I guess that was last month. Now the government must be held in the highest esteem again.


29 posted on 03/23/2014 10:02:55 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

So your alternative explanation is that Russians native to Kiev are violent anti-Semites? That is plausible enough given the nastiness of Putin’s regime toward Israel.


30 posted on 03/23/2014 10:09:34 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: dfwgator
Wasn't that part of NYC taken over 20 years ago by them? Seems to me I saw a Law and Order episode years ago, featuring the workings of the Russian gangs.
31 posted on 03/23/2014 10:46:27 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian ( I once was blind, but now I see...)
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32 posted on 03/24/2014 5:18:30 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The key is "shouting in Russian
33 posted on 03/24/2014 6:12:15 AM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: ZULU

I was just in Kiev last summer and was understand by absolutely erveryone when using Russian. The use of a language is a meaningless factoid here, pending further verified information. It is obvious that the pro-revolutionary forces such as Svoboda and “Right” Sector are anti0-Seminitis and proudly so.


34 posted on 03/24/2014 6:34:04 AM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: wildandcrazyrussian
It is obvious that the pro-revolutionary forces such as Svoboda and “Right” Sector are anti0-Seminitis and proudly so.

How so?
35 posted on 03/24/2014 6:40:32 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: DesertRhino
Wait, I’m so confused. I thought it was -OK- to cause anarchy and chaos if you disagreed with the Ukrainian government.

Is it not okay to expect your government to live up to its promises? Is it okay to shoot protestors using snipers? Is it okay for a foreign country to use this opportunity to invade and steal a section of your country? If these are foreign or paid Russian provacateurs, is it okay that they beat up the Jewish citizens?

Bottome line, if you were a Ukranian, with their history, would you hold a pro-Russian government in "the highest esteem"?
36 posted on 03/24/2014 6:48:28 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: dfwgator

“In before “It’s Putin Propaganda.””

Indeed.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 6:55:14 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Clemenza

Seems to be working in Syria, albeit at a very high cost to bystanders.


38 posted on 03/24/2014 6:56:35 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Girlene

“How so?”

The Nazi salutes, Nazi flags, Nazi tactics, white power flags, Brown Shirt uniforms, grandpa’s dusted off Waffen SS helmets, and the fact they quote old Nazi slogans while promising ethnic cleansing of Jews is a clue.


39 posted on 03/24/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca
Here's what Jews in Ukraine think. Ukrainian Jewish Committee: Russian claims of anti-Semitism in Crimea are lies, propaganda

They don't deny that anti-Semitism exists, but they believe Rusia's current claims of imminent danger are pure propaganda.
40 posted on 03/24/2014 7:33:09 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Rockingham
The terms of such an affiliation would have helped to end the corruption and heavy state regulation that have crippled Ukraine and impaired the development of its economy and democratic institutions.

If the whole situation hadn't been so sad and actually dangerous a comment like that would have earned this reply and only this reply:

ROTFLMAO

41 posted on 03/24/2014 8:39:52 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Leave Europe. There’s no more White Paper or blockade, and no more reason to stay and put up with this crap, not in France, England, Ukraine, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Hungary, or anywhere. Come to Israel and boycott EU goods.


42 posted on 03/24/2014 4:14:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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