Anti-Semitism Grows in Ukraine


ujArutz Sheva: “In the face of increasing hostility toward Jews throughout the Ukraine, the Director of the Federation of Jewish Organizations in Europe, Rabbi Menahem Margolin, has asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to act urgently and send trained security personnel to protect Jewish communities in the Ukraine. He specifically asked that the assistance be sent to cities and towns where there is a greater chance that the current unrest could take the form of anti-Semitic attacks.

The rabbi informed the prime minister and defense minister of a growing feeling of dread among Jewish communities in the Ukraine, in the last 48 hours, as the anti-Semitic wave grows.

Among the events reported, Rabbi Margolin lists: a fire bomb thrown at a synagogue in Zhprozha, a message telling the rabbi of Krivoy Rog that he must leave the city within 72 hours, a graffito on the home of the rabbi of Blitzkorov saying “we are already near you,” another graffito near a Jewish building in Kiev saying “you are next,” and other anti-Semitic graffiti.”

Opinion: Using the Bible’s guardrails, after Israel’s miraculous victory in the war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38:18-23) it is important to remember that God will bring every living Jew back to the land (Ezekiel 39:28).

Currently, there are approximately 200,000 Jews in Ukraine making it one of the largest groups in the Diaspora (scattered population of Jews since AD 70).

With the Olympic games now officially over, expect Czar Putin, who has turned a blind eye towards Israel in supporting Iran’s nuclear ambitions, to turn his attention to the Ukranian front. Supporting the Ukraine’s Jews will not be a priority.