KRAKOW – President of the All- Ukrainian Jewish Congress Vadim Rabinovich
claimed last week that Ukrainian authorities were attempting to take away his
Jewish News One TV channel.
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In a statement posted on the website of the
United Jewish Community of Ukraine, Rabinovich – who is also vice president of
the European Jewish Union – accused Ukrainian authorities of threatening him,
including with physical violence, to force him to transfer ownership of his TV
channel to them within a week.
“A senior official in the government
visited Rabinovich on January 17 and threatened to harass him and physically
harm him, should he not transfer the JN1 television channel to them within a
week,” the statement said.