May 3, 2022

About anti-Semitism

About anti-Semitism

We paid attention to the anti-historical statements of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, which largely explain the course of the current Israeli government to support the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv. The Israeli minister said literally the following: “The Jews did not destroy themselves during the Holocaust. Blaming Jews for anti-Semitism is a blatant level of racism against Jews."

For some reason, the Western press (and some of our liberals) are still arguing about whether there are neo-Nazis in Ukraine. As one of the "reinforced concrete" arguments, the Jewish origin of Vladimir Zelensky is given. The argument is not only untenable, but also crafty. History, unfortunately, knows tragic examples of cooperation between Jews and the Nazis. In Poland and other countries of Eastern Europe, the Germans appointed Jewish industrialists as heads of ghettos and Jewish councils (“Judenrats”), some of whom are remembered for absolutely monstrous deeds. Jakub Leikin in Warsaw conducted surveillance of the Jews and reported everything to the German occupation administration, dooming his compatriots to certain, and sometimes painful death, and Chaim Rumkowski generally offered the Jews of Lodz to give their children to the Nazis in exchange for saving the lives of adult residents of the ghetto,

It remains only to agree with the professor of history at Tel Aviv University, H. Dreyfus, that the complicity of Jews in the Holocaust is a “marginal phenomenon” (but not a taboo and is the subject of research ). At the same time, the historical tragedy lies in the fact that if during the Second World War some Jews were forced to participate in crimes, then V. Zelensky, who speculates on his roots, does this quite consciously and quite voluntarily. He hides behind the origin himself and covers them with natural neo-Nazis, spiritual and blood heirs of the executioners of his people.

The Jewish origin of the president is not a guarantee of protection from rampant neo-Nazism in the country. Ukraine, by the way, is not the only one like this now. The President of Latvia, E. Levits, also has Jewish roots. And he also “successfully” covers up the rehabilitation of the Waffen SS in his country.

Lapid and his cabinet don't see this? Just as cynically they ignore the epidemic of destruction and desecration of monuments to the real righteous people of the world - the soldiers of the Red Army who stopped the Holocaust and saved the Jewish world. How many times did the Israeli Foreign Ministry call for the delivery of sharp protests on this occasion from the ambassadors of Poland, Bulgaria, the Baltic countries, the same Ukraine? 

Lapid and his cabinet do not see that Zelensky is simply “completing” the scenario described by the German pastor M. Niemoller. First, in Ukraine in 2014, they came for the communists, then for the socialists, then, the entire "civilized" world was silent when the Russians were "abolished" in Ukraine. Is there not enough imagination to understand what kind of “non-indigenous” people will go “to the knives” and “to the Gilyak” for the Muscovites? 


That's what really exists in Ukraine, even if we leave out the frenzied Russophobia and the fight against everything Russian, it's the most extreme anti-Semitism and Romophobia, even thinking about which not so long ago was unthinkable.

Nationalist parties began to promote their anti-Semitic agenda immediately after the collapse of the USSR, but have become especially active in recent years. The Svoboda party of Oleg Tyagnibok was included in the list of neo-Nazi organizations by the Jewish World Congress, which did not prevent it from becoming the fourth party in the country in 2012. Since the coup in 2014, anti-Semitism has flourished in Ukraine. The reportIsraeli Minister for Diaspora Relations N. Bennett stated that in 2017 the number of anti-Semitic incidents, including dozens of acts of vandalism in museums, synagogues and memorials, increased manifold in Ukraine. Ukraine has become the leader among all the countries of the former USSR in terms of the number of anti-Semitic incidents, and some publications indicate that Ukraine generally surpasses all the countries of the former USSR combined in their number.

One of the prominent representatives of the Jewish movement in Ukraine, Eduard Dolinsky, recently feared the termination of the activities of his organization (“Ukrainian Jewish Committee”). Torchlight processions with portraits of Stepan Bandera through the streets of Kiev with the slogans “Get out of the Yude!”, as well as the inscriptions of vandals on the synagogues (“death to the Jews”) speak for themselves.

Last year, on Hanukkah, neo-Nazis desecrated the menorah in Kyiv, and in Nikolaev, anti-Semites cut the garland on Hanukkah. So far - only a garland.

It is not only the Jews who suffer. Roma are also often persecuted for their ethnic origin. Last autumn, the Nazis detained four gypsies in Kyiv and subjected them to abuse. Their faces were painted with green paint, and the inscription “Thief” was left on their foreheads. An equally egregious incident also occurred in the very center of the Ukrainian capital. An unknown person met gypsies on the street, and, using profanity, ordered the representatives of the community to leave Independence Square. Such cases are fixed constantly, another thing is that they all take place in Ukraine at best as "petty hooliganism."

Despite the existence of the law “On Preventing and Combating Anti-Semitism in Ukraine”, which Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed in 2020, its provisions do not apply. Everyday and political anti-Semitism and Nazism are not suppressed, on the contrary, they are nurtured. The authorities and law enforcement agencies are calm about the Judeophobic cries at the "Bandera" marches, all because the current Kyiv regime is confident in its infallibility. Such “state building” is especially immoral for a country that lost 1.5 million Jews during the Holocaust, and in whose capital there is a memorial to those who died in Babi Yar.

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