Thursday, March 20, 2014

No. Crimea's 4,000 Jews are NOT "Doing Fine"

י"ח לחודש השנים עשר ב' תשע"ד

Arutz 7: Crimea's 4,000 Jews Doing Fine, Knesset Told
Ukraine Jewish leaders give Speaker Edelstein a live update on the situation of Ukraine's Jews at present.

Hezki Ezra, Gil Ronen, March 19, 2014

MK Yo'el "Yuli" Edelstein
Speaker of the K'nesseth

Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein (Likud-Beytenu) and Knesset Director Ronen Plott held a video conference call Tuesday with several leaders of the Jewish community in the Ukraine, from the city of Dnipropetrovsk. The call was the first-ever to be held from the Knesset's newly-inaugurated VIP room.

One of the leaders, Rabbi Meir Stembler, told Edelstein that “there is tension in the air but no Jew is hiding his Jewishness or hiding out. While there are anti-Semitic manifestations, there is no systemic anti-Semitism. Nor do we feel more threatened after the revolution.”(cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
No. Crimea's 4,000 Jews are NOT "doing fine."

Why they are being kept there, and fed who knows what kind of information, I cannot possibly understand.

If this is not a warning/"kick in the pants" to the Jews in Crimea, and other parts of the Ukraine, where Jew-hating is commonplace, that they should get out, and come back to Israel, their only true homeland, nethen I don't know what is.

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