Israeli President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin sent a special congratulatory message to the Kyiv Jewish Forum on the occasion of their conference.
Participants in the conference will engage in a wide variety of fascinating panel discussions.
To many, the fact that Zelensky could win an election while openly identifying as a Jew is a powerful sign that Ukraine has moved beyond the violence that characterized its history with Jews.
Ukraine has reported 29,753 coronavirus cases, including 870 deaths.
The Ukrainian president presented Netanyahu with a letter containing three stories from the Holocaust in Ukraine.
‘Ukraine and Israel are very close, both historically and in terms of mentality’
The Foreign Ministry tweeted congratulations to Ukraine for quitting the “anachronistic anti-Israeli” committee.
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in their first face-to-face meeting, took part in nine hours of talks in Paris.
In the hearings Wednesday, and in their aftermath, there were some new and familiar Jewish wrinkles. Here are a few:
Ukraine’s parliament voted to oust President Viktor Yanyukovych, and voters elected Petro Poroshenko — who was replaced earlier this year by Zolodymyr Zelensky, the country’s first Jewish president.