Ukraine

Facebook Bans Pejorative For Anti-Russia Ukrainian Jews

04/27/2015 - 20:00

Moscow – Facebook has taken down dozens of pages containing a Russian-language phrase that combines a Ukrainian pejorative for “Jew” with the name of a nationalist whose troops murdered Jews.

Ukrainian Jewish Billionaire Resigns As Governor Amid Dispute With President

03/31/2015 - 20:00

The Ukrainian Jewish billionaire Igor Kolomoisky resigned as governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region amid a dispute with President Petro Poroshenko over control of two state-owned firms.

Rockets Hit Jewish Welfare Center In Ukraine Without Exploding

02/10/2015 - 19:00

Two rockets hit the building housing a Jewish social welfare center in the eastern Ukraine city of Kramatorsk but did not explode.

Giant JCC ‘Empowers’ Jews In Ukraine

$100 million center in Dnepropetrovsk provides shelter from the storm — in style.

10/07/2014 - 20:00
JTA

Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine — Five months into the war that turned him into a refugee in his own country, Jacob Virin has already attended 20 Jewish weddings — including those of his son and two other relatives — at the $100 million JCC of Dnepropetrovsk.

A rendering of the Menorah Center in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, which is said to be the largest Jewish community center in Europe.

Ukraine’s Jewish Leaders Celebrate Electoral Defeat Of Far Right

05/27/2014 - 20:00

Jewish leaders in Ukraine expressed satisfaction with the poor showing of ultranationalist candidates in the country’s presidential elections and the victory by oligarch Viktor Poroshenko.

Ukraine’s Jews Seen Safe Despite Appearances

Both sides in Russian-Ukrainian public relation battle condemn anti-Semitism, says visiting leader of Ukrainian Jewry.

04/29/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For several centuries, Ukraine earned a reputation as a center of anti-Semitism. Mobs looted the homes of Jewish merchants in the 12th century, there were murderous pogroms in the 17th century and Jewish shops were vandalized in the 19th. The 20th century was no better, with Ukrainian nationalists massacring Jews during World War II followed by crude anti-Semitic propaganda during decades of communist rule.

Josef Zissels says many American Jews exaggerate the anti-Semitic threat in Ukraine.  Adina Kissner

Jewish Mogul To Run For President Of Ukraine

03/25/2014 - 20:00

Ukrainian Jewish businessman Vadim Rabinovich announced his candidacy for president of Ukraine in the May elections.

Will Ukraine Crisis Have Fallout For Iran Nuclear Talks?

Most foreign policy experts say stakes are too high for Russia to use issue against West.

03/10/2014 - 20:00
JTA

Washington — The world powers holding a new round of nuclear talks with Iran starting next week are divided by another issue of geopolitical importance: the crisis in Ukraine.

The first fuel is loaded at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant in August 2010. Getty Images

Crimea River Of Complexity

Ukraine conflict has ripple effect on Mideast crises, given Russia’s key role.

03/03/2014 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Russia’s military takeover of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea couldn’t seem more distant from the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. But as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through Washington this week for White House talks with President Obama, many officials and analysts back home see the potential for fallout in places like the Middle East.

The Russian incursion into Crimea, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, is complicating the Mideast picture.Getty
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