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Ukrainian Embassy Calls for Aid to Jewish Communities in Odessa

"Urgent Humanitarian Appeal: Devastation Strikes Odessa Orphanage as Missiles Leave Surroundings in Ruins"

Ukrainian Embassy Calls for Aid to Jewish Communities in Odessa

Ukrainian embassy:

'Jewish community in Odessa suffering, don't abandon them'

Ukraine's embassy in Israel publishes dire warning of effects Russian attacks on Odessa are having on the local Jewish community.

'Jewish community in Odessa suffering, don't abandon them'

Ukraine warns: War is coming to Russia

Russian FM: Ukraine attacks 'would not be possible' without foreign aid.

Ukraine warns: War is coming to Russia

Watch:

Drone strikes Moscow skyscraper

Russia blames Ukraine after drone causes large explosion between 5th and 6th floors of skyscraper.

Drone strikes Moscow skyscraper

Odessa struck by extensive missile attack

The city of Odessa was bombarded last night in one of the worst attacks the Ukraine war has seen yet.

Odessa struck by extensive missile attack

Ukraine considering limiting Jewish pilgrims to Uman

The Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel says there is a fear that Russia will try to hit Jewish pilgrims to 'cause as much chaos as possible.'

Ukraine considering limiting Jewish pilgrims to Uman

Ukraine Chief Rabbi awarded medal for heroism

Lt. Col. Sergey Kopashinskyi awarded Rabbi Moshe Azman the medal for his 'activities and acts of heroism during the defense of Kyiv.'

Ukraine Chief Rabbi awarded medal for heroism

Zelenskyy:

'I invited Netanyahu to Kyiv, he has yet to accept'

Ukrainian President says his country asked Israel for military aid but has not yet received any.

'I invited Netanyahu to Kyiv, he has yet to accept'

Four countries officially sue Iran over downing of Ukrainian jet

UK, Canada, Sweden and Ukraine launch ICJ case against Iran over 2020 downing of jet after elimination of Soleimani.

Four countries officially sue Iran over downing of Ukrainian jet

IAEA:

No indications of explosives at Zaporizhzhia plant

Experts from IAEA say they have yet to observe any indications of mines or explosives at the Russian-held plant.

No indications of explosives at Zaporizhzhia plant

Zelenskyy:

'There can be no peace without Crimea'

Ukrainian President says Putin’s response to the recent rebellion was “weak” and he is losing control of his own people.

'There can be no peace without Crimea'

Iran sued in international court over downed Ukrainian jetliner

Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine to take Iran to International Court of Justice over jetliner downed in 2020.

Iran sued in international court over downed Ukrainian jetliner

Trump:

'Time for the US to mediate peace between Russia and Ukraine'

Former President says Putin has been "somewhat weakened" by last weekend's mutiny.

'Time for the US to mediate peace between Russia and Ukraine'

Following harsh remarks:

Israeli Foreign Minister summons Ukrainian ambassador for rebuke

FM Eli Cohen clarified that 'despite the complex situation with Russia, Israel stood beside Ukraine since the beginning of the war.'

Israeli Foreign Minister summons Ukrainian ambassador for rebuke

Zelenskyy responds to Putin:

'He is the second king of antisemitism after Hitler'

Ukrainian President responds to Russian President who claimed that "Zelenskyy is not even Jewish."

'He is the second king of antisemitism after Hitler'

Former minister Sharansky:

'Ukrainians can be proud that they elected a Jewish president'

Former minister and Israel Prize laureate Natan Sharansky responds to Vladimir Putin, who claimed that Zelenskyy "is not even Jewish".

'Ukrainians can be proud that they elected a Jewish president'

Ukraine:

Parliament approves 50-year sanctions package against Iran

The bill seeks to sanction Iran for providing drones for Russia to use in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Parliament approves 50-year sanctions package against Iran

Russian media chief calls for assassination of Lindsey Graham

RT editor-in-chief warns Senator Graham that they ‘have his address’ after he praises US aid in meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Russian media chief calls for assassination of Lindsey Graham

Zelenskyy proposes Iran sanctions bill

The bill would see Ukraine impose sanctions on Iran for 50 years for providing UAVs to Russia.

Zelenskyy proposes Iran sanctions bill

Iran:

'Zelenskyy seeking to gain the West's support'

Iran fires back at Ukrainian President after he accused the Islamic Republic of arming Russia.

'Zelenskyy seeking to gain the West's support'

Zelenskyy denies fall of Bakhmut

Responding to a reporter’s question, President Zelenskyy said: 'Bakhmut is not occupied by the Russian Federation as of today.'

Zelenskyy denies fall of Bakhmut

Russia claims:

'We fully captured eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut'

Taking Bakhmut would represent Moscow's first big victory in the conflict in more than 10 months.

'We fully captured eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut'

Senior US official:

US to support F-16 training effort for Ukrainians

Biden reportedly tells G7 leaders the US will support effort to Ukrainian pilots on fourth generation aircraft, including F-16s.

US to support F-16 training effort for Ukrainians

Ukraine rabbi: 'Western world must fight Iranian terrorism'

Rabbi Moshe Azman visits hospitalized Iranian reporter, says reporter's 'fight against violence and terrorism is brave and noteworthy.'

Ukraine rabbi: 'Western world must fight Iranian terrorism'

Republican Jewish Coalition calls for additional aid to Ukraine

Republican Jewish establishment group endorses US military aid for Ukraine, backs efforts to 'diminish' Russian military.

Republican Jewish Coalition calls for additional aid to Ukraine

Fmr. Communications Minister:

Is Putin’s government anti-Semitic?

Putin’s Foreign Minister said, “the biggest anti-Semites are the Jews themselves” and that Hitler had Jewish blood. Is this a change? Op-ed.

Is Putin’s government anti-Semitic?

France sets sights on ‘Third Pole’ agenda

France is advocating for Europe to be a “third pole” independent of Washington and Beijing - and is meeting resistance. Op-ed

France sets sights on ‘Third Pole’ agenda

Ukrainian official hits Russian delegate who took flag at summit

Ukrainian official who tried to photobomb Russian interview with flag physically assaults Russian counterpart after flag taken away.

Ukrainian official hits Russian delegate who took flag at summit

Former Russian President calls for elimination of Zelenskyy

In wake of drone attack on Kremlin, Dmitry Medvedev says there are no options left but to eliminate Ukrainian President.

Former Russian President calls for elimination of Zelenskyy

22 killed in Russian strike on Ukrainian apartment complex

Children number among the dead after Russian planes launch cruise missile attack at city of Uman.

22 killed in Russian strike on Ukrainian apartment complex

Report:

Due to Ukraine aid, US ammo supply in Israel running low

The arms depots, which unofficially serve as an emergency supply for Israel, have been nearly emptied to aid the Ukrainian war effort.

Due to Ukraine aid, US ammo supply in Israel running low

Ukraine war:

Two killed as Russian missile hits museum

Russian missile hits museum building in city of Kupiansk. Zelenskyy: Russia is doing everything to destroy us.

Two killed as Russian missile hits museum

German pres. compares Warsaw Ghetto Uprising to Ukraine invasion

In speech marking 80 years since uprising, Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls for West to stand strong with Ukraine against Russia.

German pres. compares Warsaw Ghetto Uprising to Ukraine invasion

Iran:

10 sent to prison over downing of Ukrainian airliner

Iran sentences 10 members of armed forces to prison over involvement in downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight in January of 2020.

10 sent to prison over downing of Ukrainian airliner

Russia blames Ukraine for death of blogger

Russian authorities blame Ukrainian intelligence agencies for orchestrating bombing that killed military blogger in St. Petersburg café.

Russia blames Ukraine for death of blogger

International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin

ICC accuses Putin and Russian minister of illegally transporting residents of Ukraine, including children, into Russia.

International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin

Kyiv Jews optimistic as they celebrate their 2nd wartime Purim

Just over a year into the war, Kyiv Jews celebrate Purim in precarious economic circumstances under the continued threat of Russian attacks.

Kyiv Jews optimistic as they celebrate their 2nd wartime Purim

Ukrainian Chief Rabbi:

‘People did not learn from the experience of the 1930s’

Rabbi Azman urges Israel to reconsider military aid, with Iran now receiving Russian tech and nuclear assistance in exchange for drones.

‘People did not learn from the experience of the 1930s’

Israelis bring innovative PTSD therapy to Ukrainian front lines

Israeli-Ukrainian businessmen join forces with Menachem Begin Heritage Center to counsel Ukrainian soldiers and civilians with trauma.

Israelis bring innovative PTSD therapy to Ukrainian front lines

Be who G-d meant you to be and you will set the world on fire

Start the party: Learning from an uncouth dictator how to celebrate life.

Be who G-d meant you to be and you will set the world on fire

Ukraine war enters 2nd year:

New sanctions to 'degrade Russia’s ability to fuel aggression'

On one-year anniversary of Ukraine war, Biden admin hits hard at Russia's ability to wage war with host of new sanctions.

New sanctions to 'degrade Russia’s ability to fuel aggression'

Israeli UN ambassador:

Israel to help develop missile warning system in Ukraine

Gilad Erdan addressed the UN General Assembly at a special session marking the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine.

Israel to help develop missile warning system in Ukraine

Jewish orphans evacuated from Ukraine are headed home

A year after Rabbi Mendy Wolff spirited 120 children and staff out of Mishpacha Orphanage to Berlin, he is preparing to bring them home.

Jewish orphans evacuated from Ukraine are headed home

‘There was no time to sleep’

Four Jews reflect on a year of helping Ukrainians at war

Ukraine war has mobilized networks of Jewish aid across Europe leading to Jewish organizational response on a scale not seen in decades.

Four Jews reflect on a year of helping Ukrainians at war

Joe Biden makes unannounced visit to Ukraine

President Biden visits Kyiv, meets with President Zelenskyy, and promises half-billion dollar package of aid including missiles, artillery.

Joe Biden makes unannounced visit to Ukraine

Senior Putin war official dies in 160-foot fall from high-rise

High ranking official involved in Ukraine war allegedly jumps from 16th floor of building, leaving personal items and documents behind.

Senior Putin war official dies in 160-foot fall from high-rise

Ukrainian Chief Rabbi to INN:

'We waited for Israel to change how it treats Ukraine'

The Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, Rabbi Moshe Azman, spoke with INN about Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen's visit to the country.

'We waited for Israel to change how it treats Ukraine'

With air raid sirens blairing:

Israeli Foreign Minister: 'Israel did not sit on the fence'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen toured the Ukrainian church where a mass grave was discovered. 'Many innocent people were killed here.'

Israeli Foreign Minister: 'Israel did not sit on the fence'

First visit since war:

Israeli Foreign Minister arrives in Kyiv

During the visit, Minister Eli Cohen will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and local Jewish leaders.

Israeli Foreign Minister arrives in Kyiv

Nazi hunter investigates possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine

After 35 years of tracking down Nazis, Eli Rosenbaum sets his sights on Russians accused of war crimes during Ukraine war.

Nazi hunter investigates possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine

Ukraine urged to adopt IHRA antisemitism definition

B'nai Brith calls on Ukraine to join other Eastern European countries in becoming International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance member.

Ukraine urged to adopt IHRA antisemitism definition

Sources:

Iran smuggled drones into Russia using boats, state airline

Sources reveal to The Guardian how Iran smuggled new types of advanced long-range armed drones to Russia for use in Ukraine.

Iran smuggled drones into Russia using boats, state airline

Ukraine foils Russian plot to take over Moldova

Zelenskyy provides Moldovan government with evidence Russia planning to overthrow their nation.

Ukraine foils Russian plot to take over Moldova

Israel working to arrange meeting with Ukrainian President

According to a report Israel is working on scheduling a meeting between FM Eli Cohen and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Israel working to arrange meeting with Ukrainian President

Ukraine:

Two dead after rocket strikes building in Kramatorsk

At least two dead and seven wounded after Russian rocket hits residential building in Kramatorsk, located in region of Donetsk.

Two dead after rocket strikes building in Kramatorsk

Russia threatens to attack Israeli military aid to Ukraine

Moscow warns against other countries giving military aid to Ukraine 1 day after Netanyahu says he is considering such aid.

Russia threatens to attack Israeli military aid to Ukraine

Boris Johnson:

'Putin threatened me with a missile strike'

In interview with BBC, former British PM says Russian President told him "it would only take a minute" to hurt Johnson with a missile.

'Putin threatened me with a missile strike'

Zelenskyy on Holocaust Day: Indifference kills

Ukrainian President: The more nations of the world overcome indifference, the less space there will be in the world for hatred.

Zelenskyy on Holocaust Day: Indifference kills

Holocaust Memorial Day:

Survivor refugees from Ukraine express gratitude for Israel

Holocaust survivor Yosif Hitrik moved to Israel from Ukraine after the war broke out with the assistance of the IFCJ.

Survivor refugees from Ukraine express gratitude for Israel

US to list Russia’s Wagner Group as ‘transnational criminal org’

US Treasury to impose additional sanctions on mercenary group operating in Ukraine, along with its international network.

US to list Russia’s Wagner Group as ‘transnational criminal org’