Skip to comments.Jewish group cuts funding for Kiev office over criticism of Putin
Posted on 07/03/2014 6:55:28 AM PDT by mac_truck
An organization representing Russian-speaking Jews cut funding for its Kiev office because of the office heads criticism of Russias actions in Ukraine.
The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, or EAJC, in February stopped funding its Kiev office, which is run by Josef Zissels, he told JTA Thursday.
I dont know for sure why they stopped the funding, but I think it may be connected to my statements on Russia, said Zissels, chairman of the Vaad Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine, and a vice president of the World Jewish Congress.
Zissels was outspoken against Russias actions in Ukraine, including its annexation on March 18 of the Crimea Peninsula from Ukraine. Earlier that month, he was among the co-signatories of a highly critical open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of disingenuously manipulating concerns about anti-Semitism to justify Russias actions.
Zissels placed the open letter on the website of the EAJC, though the organization strongly distanced itself from the views expressed there.
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“An organization representing Russian-speaking Jews cut funding for its Kiev office because of the office heads criticism of Russias actions in Ukraine”
Same old same old.....some folks never get it!