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    Senior Russian rabbi: Putin ouster would endanger Jews
    Apr25

    Senior Russian rabbi: Putin ouster would endanger Jews

    MOSCOW (JTA) — A senior Russian rabbi warned of grave danger to Jews if Russian President Vladimir Putin is swept from power. Alexander Boroda, head of the Chabad-affiliated Federation of Russian Jewish Communities, made the warning Friday during a talk at Moscow’s 9th annual Jewish learning event organized by Limmud FSU. “The Jews of...

    Swastika returns to Kiev Holocaust memorial
    Apr24

    Swastika returns to Kiev Holocaust memorial

    (JTA) — The monument commemorating Jewish victims of the Babi Yar massacre in Kiev was desecrated for the fourth time in recent months, possibly on Adolf Hitler’s birthday. The perpetrators sprayed a swastika on the “Menorah” monument marking the slaughter of more than 33,000 Jews in 1941 by Nazi occupation forces and their collaborators,...

    Russia says missile deal with Iran will not happen in near future
    Apr23

    Russia says missile deal with Iran will not happen in near future

    (JTA) — Russia will not sell Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles in the near future, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said. Russia earlier this month said it would lift its embargo on the sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran, antagonizing Israel and the United States. The advanced missile defense system could reinforce Iran’s...

    Major Clinton Foundation backer, a supporter of Jewish causes, trades with Iran
    Apr22

    Major Clinton Foundation backer, a supporter of Jewish causes, trades with Iran

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The largest single donor to the Clinton Foundation, a Ukrainian businessman who backs Jewish causes, reportedly also trades with Iran, according to Newsweek. Victor Pinchuk, a Jewish pipeline magnate, has sold his pipelines to Iran, the magazine reported Tuesday. The report comes as Hillary Clinton, a declared Democratic...

    Will Russia’s missile deal with Iran end Israel’s silence on Ukraine?
    Apr21

    Will Russia’s missile deal with Iran end Israel’s silence on Ukraine?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, being greeted by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, June 25, 2012. (Israel Government Press Office/Kobi Gideon) (JTA) — After Russia invaded Ukraine in March 2014, Israel resisted pressure to join the United States and its European allies in condemning the move —...

    Netanyahu: Israel views Russian arms sale to Iran with ‘upmost gravity’
    Apr19

    Netanyahu: Israel views Russian arms sale to Iran with ‘upmost gravity’

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel views with “upmost gravity” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to sell advanced surface-to-air missiles to Iran. “Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in...

    Czech couple posthumously honored as Righteous Among the Nations
    Apr16

    Czech couple posthumously honored as Righteous Among the Nations

    PRAGUE (JTA) — A Czech couple has been posthumously awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations for saving a Jewish girl in Ukraine during the Holocaust. Anna Bohatá and her husband, who were ethnic Czechs born in Ukraine, hid a Jewish girl, Mindla Švarc, from Nazi troops and Ukrainian nationalists during World War II. After the war, they moved...

    Ukrainian Jewish leader slams security boss’ praises for anti-Semitic militia
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Jewish leader slams security boss’ praises for anti-Semitic militia

    (JTA) — A leader of Ukrainian Jews accused the head of the country’s security service of targeting Jews and legitimizing a militia that killed Jews in the 1940s. Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, made the accusation on Facebook against Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, head of the Security Service of Ukraine, the news...

    Company to drop Chabad reference following inquiry over stakeholder
    Apr01

    Company to drop Chabad reference following inquiry over stakeholder

    (JTA) — A company partly owned by a Ukrainian-Jewish businessman being sued said it will remove “World Chabad” from the name of an affiliated entity. Attorneys for Alfa Bank, alleging in a lawsuit that Alexander Granovsky defaulted on a loan, wrote to Chabad headquarters in New York last month asking the movement to clarify whether it was...

    Ukrainian Jewish billionaire resigns as governor amid dispute with president
    Apr01

    Ukrainian Jewish billionaire resigns as governor amid dispute with president

    (JTA) — 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. Kolomoisky, who has poured millions of his own wealth into preparing Ukraine’s army to fight against Russia, sent Poroshenko his resignation letter...

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