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Apr-18-2014 09:07printcomments

PRESS TV: Ukrainian Anti-Semitism Revealed

Without question, this alleged act hearkens back to the Nazi years, when the Ukrainians were largely associated with Adolf Hitler's Third Reich in Nazi Germany.

Ukrainian riot police cracking down on peaceful protesters
Ukrainian riot police cracking down on peaceful protesters

(SALEM) - In order for US foreign policy to appear justified, feckless American politicians always must assess blame to the proper "bad guy" country.

It is the way this world works, and it is, quite frankly, why everyone alive is marching directly toward an entirely avoidable third world war.

According to reports, a mysterious group in the Ukraine is telling Jews they have to register with the government, disclose their property and vehicles, and pay a $50 fine for processing. A memo handed out to Jews exiting a synagogue, says those who fail to comply will be forced to leave the country and forfeit assets.

But nobody knows for sure who is behind it.

This is taking place in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, a home for many Jewish residents, like Olga Reznikova, 32. She told Ynet in Israel, that it is the first time she experienced anti-Semitism in this Ukrainian city.

"We don't know if these notifications were distributed by pro-Russian activists or someone else, but it's serious that it exists," she said.

"The text reminds of the fascists in 1941," referring to the Nazis who occupied Ukraine during World War II.

The Ukrainian Insurgent Army - Ukrayins’ka Povstans’ka Armiya (UPA) - was the military unit of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists-Bandera Faction (OUN-B). One of its main battalions was organized by the Nazis who called it the Bataillon Ukrainische Gruppe Nachtigall (Nightingale Battalion).

Western media is doing its best to tie the act to pro-Russian forces in the Ukraine. The Jewish lobby also seems anxious to blame Russia, and that is interesting as a large segment of the Israeli population is from Russia.

According to the Website myjewishlearning.com, "Over a million citizens of the former Soviet Union (FSU) have immigrated to Israel since the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989."

Russian is now the third most widely spoken first language in Israel, which has the largest number of Russian speakers outside of former Soviet countries.

Without question, this alleged act hearkens back to the Nazi years, when the Ukrainians were largely associated with Adolf Hitler's Third Reich in Nazi Germany.

Lest we forget, the Russian Revolution overthrew a centuries-old regime of official anti-Semitism.

While the Americans want the Russians to be associated with the reported act of anti-Semitism, the BBC wrote on 28 March 2014, "In his speech on 18 March proclaiming incorporation of Crimea into Russia, President Vladimir Putin said the 'coup' that ousted former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych had been engineered by 'neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites'."

Putin says they are the ones who, to a large extent, continue to dictate what goes on in Ukraine today.

Michael Salberg, with New York City's Anti-Defamation League, said it's unclear whether the leaflets were issued by the pro-Russian leadership or a splinter group operating within the pro-Russian camp, according to USA Today.

Salberg applies the word "Russia" to both possibilities, even though it is the Ukrainians who have a past history of siding with Nazis.

Then, of course, Secretary of State John Kerry chimes in, calling the incident "grotesque." For many, the warring US politicians are the last people on earth who have a legitimate right to express criticism of foreign government affairs and interventions, after the American debacles in Iraq, Libya and Syria.

On 12 April 2014, Michael Munk with Salem-News.com, wrote an article titled "How the NYT Defangs Ukraine's neo-Nazis" about the unwritten rule of the MSM’s (mainstream media) coverage of the Ukraine crisis.

"He says the mainstream wants to pretend that the neo-Nazi militias were simply one of Vladimir Putin’s ‘delusions’ or a figment of Russian propaganda or at most a minor and insignificant factor in ousting Yanukovych."

Munk says that in describing the killing of a notoriously violent Right Sector activist, NYT reporter Andrew Higgins describes a comrade of the deceased as "Yuriy Shukhevych", a veteran Ukrainian nationalist leader whose father, Roman, commanded the Ukrainian Insurgent Army against the Polish and Soviet authorities in the 1930s and ’40s.

"Higgins doesn’t note that this group supported the Nazi invasion and continued to fight the Soviets after they had defeated the Nazis, but that’s not his worst journalistic offense," Munk noted.

A few grafs down, Higgins quotes Yuriy Shukhevych again, without qualification, as "the son of the wartime nationalist hero."

Munk says what we’re not told by the Times is that Lviv is a neo-Nazi stronghold... a place where "15,000 members of the far-right Svoboda party held a torchlight parade in honor of World War II Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera and where Svoboda has been mounting a campaign to have the local airport named in honor of Bandera, whose fascist paramilitary force took part in the exterminations of Jews and Poles...

This articles continues on Press TV

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/04/18/359051/ukrainian-antisemitism-revealed/

References:

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/israel/Contemporary_Life/Society_and_Religious_Issues/Russians_in_Israel.shtml

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26786213

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/april122014/nazi-defang-mm.php

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TK/NN

Tim King specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide. His years as a Human
Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in
2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine. Tim is the news editor
for Salem-News.com and holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional
mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards
from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and The Red Cross
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Anonymous April 21, 2014 7:04 am (Pacific time)

So is this site part of the Iranian news services?

No not part of it.


Anonymous April 18, 2014 3:52 pm (Pacific time)

In July 2013 Press TV and other Iranian channels were removed from several European and American satellites (amongst others those of Eutelsat and Intelsat), allegedly because of the Iran sanctions, even though an EU spokesman told the channel that these sanctions do not apply to media.[47][48] In November 2012, the Hong Kong-based AsiaSat took Iranian channels off air in East Asia, and in October 2012 Eutelsat and Intelsat stopped broadcasting several Iranian satellite channels, though the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting managed to resume broadcasts after striking deals with smaller companies based in other countries.[48]

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