Ukraine Israel relations

Israel Embassy in Ukraine sends aid to flood victims

As an initial donation, the embassy sent thousands of water bottles to to flood victims in the Chernivitski and the Ivano-Frankivsk in the western region of Ukraine.

Ukrainian senior economist says Ukrainians let Jews ‘dominate’ them

Joseph Sytnik wrote about Ukrainian politicians, some of them Jewish, that they are “sinners, advancing slavery and self-destruction".

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
31/01/2020
Passengers wait to have their luggage checked at Boryspil airport in Ukraine
7 Israelis held in Ukrainian airport on way to light Hanukkah candles

In May, Interior Ministry representatives met with Ukrainian officials and reached an agreement that was meant to solve such issues.

Ukranian parliament celebrates Hanukkah

The event is the first of its kind to be held since the inauguration of the new Ukrainian government, including Jewish President Volodymyr Zelensky.

22/12/2019
Yuli Edelstein awarded medal honoring 100th anniversary of Third Aliyah

Lozhkin explained that the JCU supports many of Israel's initiatives, and hopes to strengthen ties between the Jewish state and the Jewish community in Ukraine and the Diaspora.

15/11/2019
Washington Watch: Ukraine’s lessons for Israel

Ukrainians feel they can relate to Israel. Russian troops and enemies are massed at the borders. Many Ukrainians we encountered were worried about Russia occupying the eastern part of their country

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
VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY
New Jewish president of Ukraine lauds Israelis in swearing-in ceremony

“We must become Icelanders in football, Israelis in defending our native land, Japanese in technology,” he said at the swearing-in, the BBC reported.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/05/2019
‘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
Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy
Despite new Jewish president, Ukranian Jewish community faces challenges

Not only is president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky Jewish, but the fact that he is Jewish barely received any coverage in the election at all.

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