Ukraine’s police demanded that the Jewish community of Kolommya provide them with a list of all members of their community and of Jewish students, with addresses and phone numbers. The demand was made to the head of the community, Jacob Zalichker, who said he would only comply when presented with a court-ordered warrant for the information. Joel Lion, Israel’s ambassador, brought the document to the attention of Ukraine’s president and two different ministries. He said, ‘I received phone calls from the highest officials of Ukraine strongly condemning this act of anti-Semitism. We will work together to improve education for the police about anti-Semitism’. Ukraine’s first Jewish president, Volodymyr Zelensky, was elected last year.
Ukraine: anti-SemitismWritten by David Fletcher 14 May 2020
- Pray: for God to protect Jewish Ukrainians, and for apt anti-Semitism teaching in the Ukraine. (Proverbs 2:8)
- More: www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/jewish-community-ukraine-kolomyya-anti-semitism-police-a9510126.html