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Russian Jewish leader urges silence over Crimea

by Sam Sokol A senior leader of the Russian Jewish community has urged his Ukrainian co-religionists to remain silent regarding the Russian military’s takeover of the Crimean Peninsula last week. Russia, whose Black Sea fleet is based in the semi-autonomous region, sent troops in over the weekend, claiming to protect its citizens. There is a large ethnic Russian minority in […]

Putin’s TransCrimea Scenario Is a Major Mistake

by our UCSJ manager in L’viv, Volodymyr Valkov   What is going to be the future of the Crimean peninsula and most importantly its people in the unfortunate event of Putin’s successful yet illegal military intervention in Ukraine? The future promises to be grim, to say the least. It is worth taking one brief look […]

The ex-Israeli soldier who led a Kiev fighting unit

He calls his troops “the Blue Helmets of Maidan,” but brown is the color of the headgear worn by Delta — the nom de guerre of the commander of a Jewish-led militia force that participated in the Ukrainian revolution. Under his helmet, he also wears a kippah. Delta, a Ukraine-born former soldier in the Israel Defense […]

Ukraine’s religious communities ask Russia to pull out troops

(JTA) — Religious communities in Ukraine, including the Jewish community, called on Russia to “stop its aggression against Ukraine” and pull out its troops. The religious communities also appealed to the international community, including the United States, Great Britain, the European Union, the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, to […]

UCSJ Statement on Ukraine

Union of Councils for Jews from the Former Soviet Union, oldest grass-root human rights NGO in the United States, strongly protests against Russian aggression towards Ukraine, as a  violation of the Helsinki Final Act and presents a  threat to all agreements and treaties in Europe, and to bi-lateral U.S.-Russian balance of armor agreements… We ask […]

Jewish agency to extend emergency aid to Ukraine’s Jewish community

JERUSALEM – Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky announced this evening (Saturday, February 22) that The Jewish Agency will extend immediate emergency assistance to the Jewish community of Ukraine and will help secure Jewish institutions in the country. “The Jewish community of Ukraine, which counts some 200,000 members, is […]

Jewish groups ‘deeply concerned’ over Ukraine

by Sam Sokol, Jerusalem Post Several Jewish organizations expressed concern on Wednesday that increasing violence in Kiev could spill over into anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish community. The groups, both within the Ukraine and abroad, issued statements in the wake of this week’s violence between riot police and antigovernment protesters who have occupied the city’s […]