Ukraine Prime Minister Vows to Protect Jews


Arseniy Yatsenyuk promises Ukraine’s rabbi to beef up security at Jewish institutions.

Israel National News

Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, promised the Deputy President of the Rabbinical Council of Europe and the Rabbi of Ukraine, Rabbi Dov Bleich, to beef up protection of Jews in the country, where anti-Semitism has raised its head in the wake of the ouster of the former pro-Russian prime minister.

“We denounce the anti-Semitic attacks in Ukraine and shall deal harshly with the attackers,” Yatsenyuk told Rabbi Bleich.

Following a sharp rise in anti-Semitic attacks and concern among Ukraine’s Jews from their deteriorating security, Rabbi Bleich asked Yatsenyuk to take resolute action against the anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi activists.

“We are worried by the difficult situation we find ourselves in,” the rabbi said. “We have to foot the bill for huge expenses in 24-hour a day security for Jewish communities and institutions, in the face of the difficult and dangerous situation.”

There has been a string of attacks on Jews since unrest began there.

The Deputy Commander of ZAKA Kiev and Hatzalah Kiev Chairman Hillel Cohen was attacked on Thursday night by anti-Semites, according to ZAKA International.

Cohen was treated at the scene by medical staff trained only two weeks ago by the organization, and has been hospitalized with a stab wound to his leg; he is currently in mild to moderate condition.

Recent reports indicated that extremists have been targeting the Jewish community in Ukraine, and that the extremists include a member of the opposition. A synagogue was firebombed last week by unknown assailants in the embattled country; at least one synagogue in Crimeahas also been defaced.

The Rabbi of the city of Kharkov, Rabbi Moshe Moskowitz, told Arutz Sheva last month that a number of local Jews have expressed a desire to leave Ukraine and emigrate to Israel. The unrest of the recent month is what has brought this desire to the fore, he said.

Anti-Semitism in Ukraine has picked up throughout the unrest, which began in late November. In January, unknown assailants stabbed a hareidi man in Kiev as he was making his way home from synagogue on a Friday night. Several weeks ago, anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed on a Holocaust memorial in the village of Alexandria.

  1. #1 by Jo Neace Krause on 03/17/2014 - 9:34

    “He stepped on my toe! Send in the marines!”

  2. #2 by mothman777 on 03/17/2014 - 9:34

    Pathetic. When I got attacked by a Jewish assassin, I raised by leg in front of my belly as he was trying to drive the blade up under the left side of my rib cage into my heart, and got stabbed through my thigh instead right down to the bone, yet I never even reported that to police (usually Jewish officers), nor even went to hospital, nor even had any stitches, and even chased my attacker for a good mile till I lost him, after a completely unprovoked and unforeseen attack in which he hid crouching behind a wall waiting for me to pass through a building exit when he suddenly stabbed me.

    Jews always have to have a lot of theatrics involved.

    Jewish agents probably stabbed him, because if someone had really meant to stab him, I am sure they would have made a proper job of it, rather than just giving him a token wound that he could display for political purposes.

  3. #3 by Dante Ardenz on 03/18/2014 - 9:34

    Of course ! The Jews ,who pushed for this Coup,need the protection. The Communists back in 1917,immediately made Ant-Semitsm ,a crime,while going after everyone else. 80% of the Communist Leadership,wereJews ,and funded by the Jewish Bankers -Schiff,and Warburg.TAKE THAT ZIO-CHRISTAINS,that means YOU !

  4. #4 by michael mazur on 03/19/2014 - 9:34

    DA, “The first law passed after the Communists seized power in Russia made anti Semitism a crime punishable by death.” – Izvestia, July 27, 1918.

    found the above in a Michael Hoffman piece some years ago.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: