Ukraine’s president actor-turned-politician: “Mr Zelensky is Jewish – the only Jewish head of state in the world today (outside Israel, of course) and his election comes at a time of rising antisemitism almost everywhere”

Life imitates art in Ukraine
by Clifford May
July 31, 2019

…Just over a year ago, Volodymyr Zelensky was a comic actor. His popularity soared thanks to a TV show called “Servant of the People” in which he played a history teacher who lives with his parents and rides his bike to work. One day, his rant against Ukrainian politics and politicians, surreptitiously recorded, goes viral on social media. The result: He’s elected president of the Ukraine with 67 percent of the vote. In real life, Mr. Zelensky went on to organize a political party which he named, naturally, “Servant of the People.” The result: Earlier this year, he was elected president of the Ukraine with 73 percent of the vote. READ MORE

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