Skip to comments.Ukraine’s Jews Dismiss Claims of Anti-Semitism
Posted on 04/08/2014 3:07:41 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine From his office atop the worlds biggest Jewish community center, Shmuel Kaminezki, the chief rabbi of this eastern Ukrainian city, has followed with dismay Russian claims that Ukraine is now in the hands of neo-Nazi extremists and struggled to calm his panicked 85-year-old mother in New York.
Raised in Russia and a regular viewer of Russian television, she calls every day to ask, Have the pogroms happened yet?' Rabbi Kaminezki said. He tells his mother that they have not, and that she should stop watching Russian TV. It is a total lie, he said. Jews are not in danger in Ukraine.
Russias president, Vladimir V. Putin, added his own voice to the scaremongering in a speech at the Kremlin on March 18, when he described the ouster of President Viktor F. Yanukovych of Ukraine as an armed coup executed by nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites who continue to set the tone in Ukraine to this day.
But instead of reeling in panic at any fascist resurgence, the Jewish community of Dnipropetrovsk, one of the largest in Ukraine, is celebrating the recent appointment of one of its own, a billionaire tycoon named Ihor Kolomoysky, as the regions most powerful official.
They made a Jew the governor. What kind of anti-Semitism is this? asked Solomon Flaks, the 87-year-old chairman of the regions Council of Jewish Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, a group of a rapidly shrinking number of World War II veterans. Since being formed in 1994, when it had 970 members, the councils membership has fallen to 103, the result of old age and emigration to Israel.
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Well said! You’d think that decades of sending Jews to “mental hospitals” and the gulags would have made them afraid to speak again the NeoSoviet empire, but that plan didn’t work. Thanks 1rudeboy.
I’d be happy to eat crow on this, as I am deeply skeptical.
Immigration of Jews to Israel from Ukraine (aliya) is up 79% and something called the Leon Charney report on JLTV says the West does not report the rampant antisemitism that is going on in the Ukraine.
It’s the NYT. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Your libs are better than my libs.
Funny, these accusations are coming from a country that has murdered more Jews than Hitler did. In large part of course because they had much more time.
Id be happy to eat crow on this, as I am deeply skeptical.
Yeah, keep your fingers crossed.
FYI, from August 1, 2013: http://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-divided-over-wwii-legacy-100702056.html
Some necrotic tissue in the body politic.
Brand new video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTCmzawbuAs
And.....don't pay any attention to the thousands of Jewish leaving the area...Jews just like to relocate \s.