Tag Archives: Ukraine

From Israel: Frenetic and Fragile!!

The international scene is unstable: changes – many vastly unsettling –- are taking place with lightning speed.  And a good number of those world events have significant import for Israel. The debate as to whether Israel can afford (from a security perspective) to provide additional assistance to Ukraine, via defensive …

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From Israel: The Painful Work of Sorting It Out!!

Rarely are crisis situations on the international scene simple to grasp. There are always different versions, different perspectives. Not to mention unsubstantiated rumors and propaganda. That said, I am finding the crisis situation in Ukraine more difficult to deal with than most others.  I take seriously the need to get …

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Poverty Amongst Jews in Ukraine.

“Your visit gives me proof that there are still good people out there”, says 82-year-old Katia, when she opens the door of her creaky house. This Jewish lady lives a lonely life in the vast countryside of the Ukraine.“I prayed for your coming. Thank you for looking after me. I …

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The Jerusalem of Ukraine.

Journal of a special trip by Chief Rabbi Jacobs in Ukraine – Around midnight we arrive at our first destination in Ukraine, after a journey of more than five hours in a kind of driving washing machine, along roads full of deep potholes, in a van without normal suspension, but …

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Ukraine: The Last Survivors.

“After the Holocaust, from one family, a boy survived, from another family, a girl. They were my grandparents.” This was how Orly Wolstein from the Israeli integration programme, ‘First Home in the Homeland’ began her story during a speaking tour with Christians for Israel in South Germany. Orly was born …

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Obama, Putin & Rouhani Can Do A Deal On Destroying ISIL

President Obama’s sudden about face in deciding to attack ISIL in Syria on 21 September – without express approval of Syria or a resolution of the United Nations Security Council – has provoked a strong response from Russia and Iran – President Assad’s main supporters in his three years struggle …

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Ukrainian Jews May Be in Danger

Written and submitted by Rachel Molschky – Cherson & Molschky  Blog site.   Choral synagogue in Kiev. The Ukraine’s Jewish population has been a target amid the political upheaval in the nation. A synagogue was hit with firebombs over the weekend, and there have been reports of anti-Semitic acts and …

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The Social Construction of Hatred

The social construction of hatred toward the Jewish people by the Islamic world and the western-left should, at this point in human history, be axiomatic. In the Arab-Muslim world they scream bloody murder on a daily basis that the Jewish minority is evil and must be destroyed.  Western “liberals” either …

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