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6 haredim arrested after attempt to reach Uman despite border closure

The passengers, from London and Paris, were barred from entering the country • Ukrainian police rummaged through their personal belongings for anything indicating that they were Jewish.

Ukraine PM offers to resign after tape suggests he criticised president

Honcharuk said on Friday the recording had been doctored and was made up of different fragments of what had been said at government meetings.

By REUTERS
17/01/2020
PUTIN’S HYBRID WAR AND THE JEWS By Sam Sokol ISGAP 364 pages; $15.00
Ukraine’s Jews in the crucible

During the war in Ukraine, antisemitism became a tool for governments and propaganda.

A statue to prominent Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem in Kiev was found defaced by swastikas on Novem
Jewish writer Sholom Aleichem statue in Kiev defaced with swastikas

"This is not just random vandalism, but a premeditated act," Moshe Reuven Azman told Maariv.

Netanyahu talks 'faith' with Kiev Jews

PM's speech in stark contrast to Lieberman's anti-haredi election campaign.

20/08/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a meeting with a delegation of 41 US House Democrats in
Netanyahu to visit Kiev next Sunday, just a month before election

Netanyahu was last PM to visit Ukraine in 1999, 2 months later he lost election

12/08/2019
2 streets in Kiev will no longer be named for Nazi collaborators

Despite protests by Jews, this glorification became mainstream following the 2014 overthrow of the government of former president Viktor Yanukovych.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
28/06/2019
Kiev synagogue evacuated following bomb threat

An email said that the bomb would explode within 24 hours.

By CAANAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
27/05/2019
‘A mixed blessing,’ say Jews five years after the revolution

Prime Minister Vlodymyr Groysman is Jewish, too, making Ukraine the only country in the world except Israel where both positions are occupied by Jews.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
18/05/2019
Who are the Jews of Ukraine?

Jewish presence in Ukraine predates the first recorded use of the country’s name. Historically, though, they haven’t had an easy life for most of that time.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
14/05/2019
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