Tag Archives: Volodymyr Zelensky

Zelensky said his country will emerge from the rubble a ‘big Israel.’ What did he mean?

COMMON SENSE WITH BARI WEISS Ukraine Learns the Israel Lesson Lahav Harkov April 7, 2022 Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky declared Tuesday that, when the war is finally over, Ukraine would emerge from the rubble a “big Israel.” He meant that … Continue reading

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“When I look at Zelensky, I don’t see a man cynically twisting Holocaust history for some nefarious purpose”

JERUSALEM POST Zelensky strikes the wrong note to bring Knesset to his side Lahav Harkov March 20, 2022 …Zelensky continued his practice of customizing his speeches to suit his audience when he addressed the Knesset over Zoom, taking the comparisons … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Andriy Yermak welcomes Bennett’s mediation and wants Israel to be guarantor of Ukrainian security; expresses cautious optimism about Russia negotiations

TIMES OF ISRAEL Top Zelensky aide says Jerusalem could host talks, praises Israeli intel cooperation Lazar Berman March 24, 2022 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff praised Israel’s mediation efforts on Thursday, saying that Ukraine considers Jerusalem “one of … Continue reading

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“Obama’s fecklessness in Syria and the Iran deal forced Jerusalem to choose survival over its principles”

WALL STREET JOURNAL Israel, Russia and the U.S. Moral Abdication by Natan Sharansky March 6, 2022 …Making matters worse, an imminent nuclear deal with Iran will give yet more money to the regime without any linkage to its behavior. As … Continue reading

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“As the Ukrainian president captivates the world with his bravery, he offers a reminder of the inroads Eastern and Central European Jews have made in overcoming their status as perpetual outsiders”

THE ATLANTIC How Zelensky Gave the World a Jewish Hero by Gal Beckerman February 27, 2022 For those inclined to see history as depressingly cyclical, the war in Ukraine offers fairly strong evidence. It all feels lifted from a familiar … Continue reading

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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”

WASHINGTON TIMES 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 … Continue reading

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Ukraine has less antisemitism than most of Europe…“The times of pogroms are over”

NEW YORK TIMES Ukraine’s Newly Elected President Is Jewish. So Is Its Prime Minister. Not All Jews There Are Pleased. by Andrew Higgins April 24, 2019 When Volodymyr Zelensky, the Jewish comedian recently elected the president of Ukraine, announced that … Continue reading

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