Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Worldview: Truth on Ukraine and Jews
Philadephia Inquirer ^ | May 29, 2014 | Trudy Rubin

Posted on 05/29/2014 5:43:05 AM PDT by 1rudeboy

ODESSA, Ukraine - In early April, swastikas and "Death to the Jews" were painted on walls surrounding the Jewish cemetery in this legendary city on the Black Sea. The graffiti was signed "Right Sector," the name of an ultranationalist movement that took part in the February revolt that ousted the pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych.

The Kremlin claims that Ukraine's rebels - who want the country to turn toward Europe rather than Russia - are riddled with anti-Semites and neofascists. The desecration in Odessa seems to fit those charges. But what I heard from Avram Wolff, Odessa's chief rabbi - and from Jews from all over Ukraine - contradicts Moscow's propaganda machine.

Wolff told me that a top Right Sector leader quickly came to his office and denied the group's involvement. "I asked him to prove it by painting over the graffiti," the rabbi told me in his book-lined office. Soon the militiaman, wearing his fatigues with a neofascist shoulder patch, was standing shoulder to shoulder with the bearded Chabad-Lubavitcher rabbi erasing the swastikas.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: jews; ukraine; ukrainecrisis

1 posted on 05/29/2014 5:43:05 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

Every enemy of Russia is a Facist. ...you don’t through away 70 years invested in Soviet era propaganda.

Pretty good documentary...

FRONTLINE: The Battle for Ukraine
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/battle-for-ukraine/


2 posted on 05/29/2014 6:14:46 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

The Jews in both Europe and the US vote for and support fascist/socialists, so IMHO they are going to reap the harvest of what they have sown. Only this time conservatives should not bail them out with our blood and treasure.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 6:49:25 AM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

4 posted on 05/29/2014 7:03:11 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stockpirate

Who has been bailed out, and where, and for what (ostensible) reason?


5 posted on 05/29/2014 9:47:46 AM PDT by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy
Putin's claim of Nazism in today's Ukraine is equal to Obama's and the Democrat's claim of racism in our country today.

It's propaganda in the quest for centralized governmental power.

6 posted on 06/01/2014 10:21:17 AM PDT by FreeReign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson