Ukrainian Jews Say Antisemitic Threat Comes from Russians, Not Pravy Sektor and Svoboda Jew-Lovers

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
March 4, 2014

The alleged Nazis of the revolution present no threat at all to the Jews who rule over the Ukraine.  At least not until they get some new leadership.
The alleged Nazis of the revolution present no threat at all to the Jews who rule over the Ukraine. At least not until they get some new leadership.

The Jews of the Ukraine are not worried about the alleged neo-Nazis of the revolution – in fact, they love these guys – but say that there is a great threat to the Jews from the Russians and supporters of deposed President Yanukovych.

From the Daily Beast:

On Thursday evening, just hours before Russian troops poured into the Ukrainian province of Crimea, vandals spray painted swastikas and “death to Jews” on the only Reform synagogue in Crimea’s capital, Simferopol. Last month, another synagogue in the the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhiya was attacked by a mob who threw Molotov cocktails near the synagogue’s entrance. In January, a Hebrew school teacher named Hillel Wertheimer was beaten after returning from synagogue to his home in Kiev.

Ukraine has never been a very good country for the Jews. The 19th and early 20th centuries were marred by pogroms against Jewish communities. Under Soviet occupation, many Jews that stayed in Ukraine faced the state sponsored anti-Semitism of the Communist system. More recently, a few neo-Nazi groups have openly participated in the popular uprising that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych baring at times swastikas.

Nonetheless, leaders of Ukraine’s small Jewish community (experts estimate there are between 80,000 and 350,000 Jews in Ukraine) say they are more worried about anti-Semitic attacks from Russian operatives and Yanukovych loyalists than the nationalists who gathered in Kiev and other cities to oust him.

“In general, in Ukraine there have not been many of these attacks and less than in Western Europe and Europe as a whole,” Joseph Zissels, the president of the Ukrainian Jewish community known as the Vaad, said in a phone interview from Kiev. Zissels added it’s unclear who has been behind these attacks, but he suspects the recent vandalism against synagogues was provocations from Russian or pro-Russian forces who sought to occupy his country.

Rabbi Jacob Dov Bleich, the president of the Jewish Federation of Ukraine, signed a letter with other Ukrainian religious leaders Monday to the Russian federation urging them to end the aggression against Ukraine.

The Rabbi of the Tamid synagogue in Crimea that was attacked last week agreed. He told the Times of Israel in an interview that he was urging Jews around the world to show solidarity with Ukraine and vocally oppose Russia’s invasion of Crimea. “We are very poor and miserable, but it’s not a question of money, it’s a question of freedom,” said Rabbi Michael Kapustin.

I have received several emails from Ukrainian revolutionaries who consider themselves nationalists, and when I point out that their alleged revolution has been dominated by Jews, they tell me that they don’t care, they like these Jews, they are fighting for freedom.

The leader of the Ukrainian “revolutionary nationalist” group, Pravy Sektor, last week declared his complete allegiance to the Jews in a meeting with the Israeli Ambassador to the Ukraine.

The average Russian is much more Antisemitic than the average Ukrainian “Nazi.”